Carbon tax and the budget

 

A chara, – No carbon tax? But there was a carbon tax. It was in the form of a VAT increase for any carbon-based life-form involved in making a living from the tourism and accommodation sector. – Is mise,

DERMOT O’ROURKE,

Lucan,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – Now that the Government has restored the VAT rate on the hospitality industry, can I expect a cheque for the money taken out of my private pension to fund the cut back in 2011? No, I didn’t think so. – Yours, etc,

EUGENE McELDOWNEY,

Howth,

Dublin 13.