Yesterday, the Government published its Capital Investment Plan for Health Services covering 2019 to 2021. At the same time, the Irish Hospital Consultant Associations was also publishing its Pre-Budget 2020 Submission, writes
Paschal Donohoe has nothing in his way to set “a generous” tax package in a possible pre-election budget in October despite the finance minister receiving a scare over disappointing corporate tax revenues last month, a leading economist has said.
In the foreword to his department’s key pre-budget economic forecasts in June, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he was determined to follow a “prudent” path because pumping up spending “in an economy at full employment entails risks”. The Summer Economic Statement, which was published four months before the budget, uses the word “prudent” a further nine times.