Budget 2020: What can you expect? Not very much

Budget likely to deliver savings of a ‘couple of hundred’ euro a year at best for taxpayers

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: severely constrained this October. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: severely constrained this October. File photograph: Alan Betson

With the shape of the UK’s departure from the European Union still unlikely to be determined by October 8th, this year’s budget looks to be distinctly lacklustre.

Apart from the obvious problem of having a generous budget at a time when so much is unknown about our short-term economic future, the other constraint is there simply isn’t that much money to play around with this year.

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