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Old 08-10-2019, 07:05 AM
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The countdown to Budget 2020 is over, here's everything we know about the upcoming Budget and how it will affect you so far.

Prudent Paschal gets to deliver what will likely be his last budget before the next general election, some progressive and family friendly measures feature, as outlined below.

Money available:
€2.9bn

Money already committed for spending:
€2.1bn

Health:
- €200m for costs associated with the National Children’s Hospital and National Broadband Plan.

- Free GP care for under-eights (won't kick in until September 2020).

- Free dental care for under-sixes (won't kick in until September 2020).

- 56,000 more people will be eligible for medical cards as €30m allocated to larger number of people entitled to it.

- Maximum a family pays for medicine in a single month will be capped at €114 next year, to be reduced by €10.

- Allocation for National Treatment Purchase Fund to increase in bid to cut waiting lists.

- 100m to be made available to reduce hospital waiting lists

- €60m allocated to hire 1,000 frontline staff

Childcare and family:
- Millions of extra funding for childcare to ensure families with a gross income of up to €100,000 qualify for subsidies (not expected until "very late next year", possibly November).

- Funding for the introduction of two weeks' paid parental leave for each new parent, starting from November 1.

- Extra money for homecare help.

Tax and personal finances:
- A 2pc reduction in the tax on savings (DIRT), from 35pc to 33pc.

- Increase to the €1,500 tax credit given to couples where one parent stays at home to care for a child.

- Price hike for cigarettes of up to 50c.

Climate:
- Hike to carbon tax of between €6 per tonne which will be ring-fenced for climate action initiatives.

- Reform of motor taxation to push drivers ahead from petrol and diesel.

Housing:
- Help-to-Buy scheme to be extended into 2020 for first-time buyers.

Pensions and social welfare:
- Christmas bonus to be paid at 100pc rate in December.

- Pensioners will not get a €5 OAP top-up in Budget 2020 as the focus shifts towards families struggling with the cost of living.

- Low-income families with teenagers who receive the Qualified Child Allowance will see an increase on the current rate of €37 a week.

- The Living Alone Allowance of €9 a week for older people is to be increased.

- Funding for 600 extra gardaí.

https://www.independent.ie/business/...-38561017.html

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Old 08-10-2019, 07:59 AM
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no €5 in the pension = FG out of power in the next election.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:13 AM
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:20 AM
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Joe Duffy show will be have a de vulnerable meltdown
Car tax 'reform' sounds ominous
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:26 AM
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Joe Duffy show will be have a de vulnerable meltdown
Car tax 'reform' sounds ominous
Indeed, they will change the tax on emissions, only millionaires will be able to afford a diesel or petrol
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:38 AM
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Brilliant, push for a switch to electric cars when there is f**k all infrastructure to support it.


13 charging points in Cork. Outstanding work, you lisping fuck.

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Old 08-10-2019, 09:55 AM
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Those who praised Gretta to the hilt will be fuming at the carbon tax increase,
It should be paid but not by me,
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:05 AM
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Brilliant, push for a switch to electric cars when there is f**k all infrastructure to support it.


13 charging points in Cork. Outstanding work, you lisping fuck.
Is that all?

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Old 08-10-2019, 10:07 AM
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Asked a Fianna Fáil front bencher how budget talks went.

“Paschal grand. The rest of them are pricks.”


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Old 08-10-2019, 10:10 AM
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“Paschal grand. The rest of them are pricks.”


Jim O callaghan would be my guess,
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