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Tina Marie O'Neill: A vanilla budget for property sector

The Sunday Business Post's property editor on the main budgetary provisions on property

10th October, 2017

Budget 2018 was expected to be a bit “vanilla” flavoured in terms of the property sector and, in general, it lived up to the hype.

There was no surprise that the Help to Buy scheme for first time buyers was retained.

A more concerted effort to call a moratorium or a partial moratorium on the associated costs of building, from land acquisition to building levies and taxes, would have been welcome given government taxes...

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