Changes to enterprise supports should focus on putting money into business

Any changes to the Key Employee Engagement Programme and the Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme should be simplifying in nature

Getting cash into businesses should be made as simple as possible

The Tax Strategy Group’s (TSG) Budget 2024 papers were published recently on the Department of Finance’s website, with the clarification that “the TSG is not a decision-making body, and the papers produced by the department are simply a list of options and issues to be considered in the budgetary process”.

The TSG has been in place since the early 1990s and is chaired by the department, with its membership comprising senior officials and political advisers ...