EXCLUSIVE: €1,000 a year for the squeezed middle in budget giveaway

Election row overshadows tax cuts and spending spree

11th October, 2015
Squeezed middle to benefit in budget

Taxpayers will be better off by about €1,000 a year following Tuesday’s budget, with the coalition targeting the self-employed, small businesses and families.

As divisions between Fine Gael and Labour over the timing of the general election threaten to overshadow the coalition’s giveaway, the government is poised to deliver a budget that it hopes will woo middle-income workers with a series of tax cuts and spending initiatives.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is...

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