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Central Statistics Office Survey provides a glimpse into COVID-19’s effect on business
Central Statistics Office Survey provides a glimpse into COVID-19’s effect on business

The Central Statistics Office released the results of wave two of its Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey (BICS) to the public today [May 18th 2020]. The online survey sampled 3,000 enterprises, giving an insight into the extent to which COVID-19 has affected businesses around the country. Information for this survey was collected between Tuesday, May 5th and Monday May 12th.

“We have given a commitment in relation to income tax and USC, nothing else” – borrowing and new taxes possible under next government
“We have given a commitment in relation to income tax and USC, nothing else” – borrowing and new taxes possible under next government

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney admitted last night [May 17th] that tax increases are a possibility should negotiations between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party lead to the formation of a government, although he reiterated his party’s desire that increases to income tax and Universal Social Charge (USC) should not be part of government policy.

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