Leo has revealed much of Budget 2019 – and here’s what it means for you

Smart Money: Read Varadkar’s letter to Martin closely and you can calculate what the budget will mean for your pocket

Taoiseach  wants to increase the standard rate cut-off point - the top of the band before someone pays tax at 40% - to €37,500.

Taoiseach wants to increase the standard rate cut-off point - the top of the band before someone pays tax at 40% - to €37,500.

In his letter to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gave a clear indication of the shape of next month’s Budget. We look below at what it means for the economy, taxpayers and pensioners.

No doubt a few details remain to be fought over, but if we assume his priorities reflect those outlined in the appendix attached to the letter, then the bulk of what is going to happen is now clear.

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