Leo Varadkar criticises cabinet colleagues ahead of Budget announcement

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has criticised his cabinet colleagues for 'kite flying' ahead of next month's Budget announcement.

Minister Varadkar says none of the terms of the Budget have been decided upon.

This week, the Taoiseach said Budget spending for 2016 will be capped at €1.5 bn.

Leo Varadkar criticises cabinet colleagues ahead of Budget announcement

There have been numerous reports around tax cuts including the rate of capital gains tax, inheritance tax and a reduction in the Universal Social Charge.

But Minister Leo Varadkar, said the details of next year's budget should be held back until the official announcement on October 13.

Minister Varadker said: “(it's) been interesting to see so much kite flying about the budget these last couple of weeks, I remember being chided for doing something similar in previous years but now I see my senior colleagues doing it on an almost daily basis.

"Nothing that has been flagged in the newspapers and in the media has actually been agreed yet at the cabinet table and in some cases not even discussed,” he siad.

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