Framed by “New Politics”, Brexit concerns and demands for more support for the SME and start-up sector, Michael Noonan and Pascal Donohoe have delivered Budget 2017.
The general consensus is that the Budget is positive for most sectors but has taken few risks.
The SME sector has expressed disappointment that greater support has not been given to the 1 million people employed by SMEs in Ireland. However, the startup community will appreciate the revised Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneur Relief reducing the effective CGT rate to 10% from January 2017.
Full details of the Budget can be found in our Budget video and Budget newsletter.
Have a look at this Budget video outtake – it may be more relevant than all the financial data in the world.