Five things to expect from Budget 2018

Five things to expect from Budget 2018
An increase in some of the old reliables – alcohol, fuel and tobacco is bound to happen Pic: RollingNews.ie

Here’s a guide to what we can expect when Paschal Donohoe unveils his spending strategy this Tuesday

There have been better times than this to frame a budget. At home, the feelgood factor which should accompany economic recovery is missing.

More people are in employment, but wages are edging up only gradually. Housing shortages and hospital waiting lists are a real source of pressure for many people, and rural communities are witnessing the decay of their local towns and villages. Brexit is having the dual effect of eroding export margins due to...

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