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No Surprises Expected In The Budget

The Finance Minister says it's a prudent budget with Brexit on the horizon. 

 

Paschal Donohoe says there's no surprises in the budget he's just about to announce.

The Finance Minister says it's a prudent budget with Brexit on the horizon. 

This budget is all about Brexit with really only the most vulnerable benefiting. 

There's no big tax cuts. 

No across the board social welfare increases either.

Carbon tax is going up - meaning filling your car with diesel and petrol will cost about a euro more after midnight.

Longforfd / Westmeath TD Kevin Boxer Moran says he fought with the Minsiter for Finance over the carbon tax and he expects there will be an announcement to help the midlands region:

While Offaly TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy wants funds from the carbon tax to aid just transition in Bord na Mona:


 
And there will be a fund of about a billion euro to protect farmers, businesses and tourism from the risks of Brexit. 

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