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Most people don't think they'll be better off after next week's Budget

That’s according to the results of a poll for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live.

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NEXT WEEK WILL see the government announcing the details of Budget 2018.

Some pundits have suggested that we can expect personal income taxes to be cut, as well as a small cut being made to the USC.

Although the country is out of recession and doing well, it’s unlikely we’ll see a giveaway Budget. We also won’t see any big surprises. But do people think they’ll have more money in their pockets after the announcement – to be made by Paschal Donohoe, who is Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure – next week?

That’s what was asked in a poll conducted for RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live and TheJournal.ie, using a research panel consisting of 1,000 Irish adults, all aged 18 or over.

They were asked: Do you expect to be better off after the Budget, which will be announced next week?

Their answers:

  • Yes: 21%
  • No: 61%
  • Don’t know: 18%

Read: Sinn Féin wants to abolish the property tax at a cost of €440 million>

Read: The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it’s ‘under consideration’ for Budget 2018>

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