Red C Poll

Huge majority demand ‘hated’ USC be scrapped in next October’s budget

Poll shows nearly seven out of ten voters want the tax gone, which is a seismic shift in public opinion in recent years

Michael McGrath, Finance Minister, and Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Public Expenditure, are being given a clear message that the public wants USC to be axed. Picture:

A large majority of voters, seven out of every ten, is demanding the abolition of the €5 billion a year Universal Social Charge before the next General Election, according to the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

With mounting anticipation of a General Election in the second half of 2024, the public is sending Finance Minister Michael McGrath a clear signal that they want to see the much-hated tax abolished in October’s budget.

The poll also ...