4.17pm No increase in income tax rates, no narrowing of tax bands, no reduction in credits.
4.13pm Increase in mortgage interest relief for 2004-2008 first time buyers to 30%. Mortgage interest relief for first time buyers in 2012 will be 25%.
4.10pm New surcharge of 5% introduced on income sheltered by property reliefs where taxpayers income is greater than €100,000
4.04pm Corporation tax exemption for start up companies extended for 3 more years for businesses starting in 2012, 2013 & 2014
4.02pm New Foreign Earnings Deductions for companies exporting to and employees working in BRIC countries