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Rent to be tied to inflation for four-year period

The cost of rent is set to be tied to the rate of inflation for a period of four years as the Government moves to tackle spiralling costs.

Noonan to cut extra USC for self-employed

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will reduce the difference between the Universal Social Charge paid by entrepreneurs and PAYE workers in the next Budget, as well as lowering the overall rate of USC paid by everyone, the Sunday Independent understands.

One-in-three earners to pay no income tax or USC after Budget

Almost one-in-three earners will end up paying no income tax or Universal Social Charge after the Budget. But higher income earners will still be hit with some of the highest taxes in Europe.

Government won’t offer incentives for first-time buyers in upcoming Budget

The Coalition has no plans to offer any incentives to first- time buyers in the forthcoming budget.

Bank of Ireland customers targeted in new email scam

BANK of Ireland customers have been targeted in an email scam looking for their bank details.

Third of Irish households could generate own electricity within 10 years

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said that the company is witnessing a dramatic rise in the number of customers investing in new technologies […]

Microsoft Ireland overtakes Google as the country’s top exporter

Microsoft Ireland has been named as the largest exporting company on the island, pushing Google off the top spot, a report has found.

Government won’t offer incentives for first-time buyers in upcoming Budget

The Coalition has no plans to offer any incentives to first- time buyers in the forthcoming budget.

Brussels to push ahead with common tax rules

Companies would save €1bn per year in administrative costs if the European Union adopts a common approach to corporate taxation, EU Economic and Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has claimed.

Investment in renewable energy will place upward pressure on bills – ESB chief

Pat O’Doherty says ESB will survive to take advantage of new market opportunities Electricity bills will come under upward pressure because of the investment needed to transform the way we consume power, according to ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty.

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