Sunday 22 October 2017

Editorial: Some real action on tax breaks, please

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Collins
Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photo: Collins

THE propensity of various leading government figures to dangle the prospect of potential future tax cuts must leave people wondering whether this is a matter of political expediency in the run-up to elections, or a genuine attempt to alleviate the plight of working people.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny returned to the theme yesterday at a major IBEC conference in Dublin, conceding that the top rate of tax was reached "at too low a level".

In other words, low-paid workers are sucked into the highest rates of tax far too early.

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