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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.
Oct 8th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,701 34

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, 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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