Thursday 25 December 2014

Budget 2013: What are the odds?

Published 02/12/2012 | 05:00

Paddy Power has come up with some odds on what will be in this week's budget.

Will adult unemployment assistance be reduced?

7/4 Yes; 2/5 No

Applies to the maximum rate for a single person

Will USC be increased for PAYE taxpayers with incomes greater than €100k

2/5 Yes; 7/4 No

Will there be a cut to Universal Rate of Child Benefit

1/7 Yes; 4/1 No

Will prescription charges go up?

4/7 Yes; 5/4 No

Will there be a reduction in the basic old age pension?

5/2 Yes; 1/4 No

Will car tax be increased?

4/7 Yes; 5/4 No

Length of Budget Speech

6/4 Under 48 minutes;

13/8 48 to 56 minutes;

2/1 Over 56 minutes

Colour of Michael Noonan's tie

5/2 Red;

11/4 Navy;

5/1 Purple/pink;

5/1 Bright blue;

6/1 Sky blue;

8/1 Silver/Grey;

66/1 Bow tie

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