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Poll: Should we scrap 'Budget day'?

We’d still have to pay tax if it existed or not.

Farmers protesting outside Leinster House.
Farmers protesting outside Leinster House.
Image: Niall Carson/PA Images

THEY SAY THERE are only two things for sure in life, death and taxes. Even if we didn’t have a ‘Budget day’, we’d still have to pay the latter.

The Government could still vote through the financial changes it wanted without the palaver of a briefcase and often largely rhetorical speeches. Plenty of other countries don’t have a specific budget day and they function just fine.

Other people may argue though that ‘Budget day’ serves a purpose because it focuses the attention on changes that may get less coverage if drip fed over the course of months.

So today’s poll, Should we scrap ‘Budget day’?

Poll Results:

No, it's useful (2465)
Yes, it's a relic (1238)
Not pushed either way (600)

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Rónán Duffy

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