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#OurFuture - Labour's Alternative budget

Posted on October 05, 2017 at 09:47 PM

We have made clear that we don't believe there is enough space for any tax cuts in this Budget. Instead, we have argued for the construction of 5,000 public homes, and the funding of Sláintecare (a new national strategy to build our public healthcare system) as the central points of our proposals.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are having a phoney war over tax cuts that will amount to between €2 and €4 per week for middle-income families. We have said that cutting school costs, reducing college fees by €1,000 next year, eliminating hospital inpatient charges, and increasing the public subsidy of childcare would save families a lot more

 

Our proposals also include investment in the arts and in overseas aid, and to clamp down on tax avoidance and loopholes that allow banks and other companies to profit from our current tax system.

You can read the full document here, or access a short briefing note here that summarises the key features.

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