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Are You Better Off in #Budget16?

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 05:27 PM

Launching our Budget 2016 calculator

Today, An Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin have launched the Labour Party’s Budget 2016 calculator.

[Try the Budget calculator to find out how Budget 2016 affects you.]

The calculator helps people quickly access how various tax cuts and child benefit increases will positively affect the money in their pockets and can be found on our Budget 2016 website here.

The recovery is starting to reach the kitchen table. Families have a little bit more at the end of every month. This Budget continues that, but does nothing to risk that recovery. This Budget is also about delivering on opportunity. It shows what Labour in Government is delivering, and what we can deliver if returned to Government.

At the launch of our Budget 2016 calculator An Tánaiste Joan Burton said “This simple calculator makes it easy for people to find out how Budget 2016 positively affects them. Taking into account new measures such as USC cuts and increased Child Benefit, it provides clarity on how peoples’ take-home pay will be boosted and in turn, allows people to plan better financially for the year ahead.”

Speaking at the launch Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin gave his thoughts on how the Budget is better for all “Budget 2016 supports families and supports work. It is about making life better for people. Labour has prioritised families, supported childcare, given help to the elderly, and reduced USC so that work pays.”

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