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Finance warns carbon tax refund may be the same for all households

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd June, 2019
Emissions continue to increase

Every household in the country could get the same ‘carbon cheque’ in the post to compensate for carbon tax hikes in the budget – regardless of how much pollution it is causing.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had expressed a hope that households with low-carbon lifestyles would be able to benefit more.

But the Department of Finance has warned that it may not be possible to adjust the carbon tax refund based on factors such...

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