Election 2016: Broad tax base must be kept to ensure economic stability

Chamber Ireland chief warns election pledges could damage government coffers

19th February, 2016
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Promises being made during the election campaign could lead to a narrowing of the tax base, Chambers Ireland has warned.

Its chief executive Ian Talbot said that maintaining the broad tax base was essential and that politicians looking for votes could ultimately undermine the economy.

Talbot said: "It is concerning that parties are responding to election polls by making promises that could undermine the strength of Ireland’s economic recovery.

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