Budget 2020: limited changes and a few surprises

Budget 2020: limited changes and a few surprises
Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, is set to deliver a low-key budget

Lower CGT for small businesses, the retention of the first-time buyers’ grant and higher emission charges for older cars are among the areas to be targeted by the budget this week

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is set to deliver what will be the fourth and final budget of this minority government at 1pm in the Dáil on Tuesday. The budget build-up has been low key so far, but there are some interesting surprises in store. Here are some of the main budget details which are expected to be unveiled.

The €6 rise in the carbon tax is expected to bring in around €100 million...

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