The Finance Minister Michael Noonan delivered the first budget of the current coalition government on 11 October 2016. Against a back drop of falling unemployment and steady economic growth, the budget contained few surprises, with the Government adapting a ‘steady as she goes’ approach to its finances.
Overall this has been a budget which will leave the majority of people marginally better off, and a small minority (including first time buyers, and some parents) significantly better off. While the budget can be seen as a step in the right direction, its offers very little in the way of payback for the ‘squeezed middle’.
Find out more about these changes and more in our easy to follow Budget 2017 Summary which you can download for free here!