More tax means more cash for ministers this year

Extra money for a number of departments is in the pipeline

27th September, 2015

Several government departments are likely to receive extra money at the end of this year, as the coalition seeks to provide more funding for public services without breaching next year’s budget targets.

Sources with knowledge of discussions on the budget and spending estimates process insist that the coalition will keep within its ceiling of an additional €750 million for public services next year, but that extra cash will be provided to a number...

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