€90 Million Aviation Package To Feature In Next Tuesday’s Budget

Childcare, pensioners and people working from home look set to get a boost in the upcoming Budget.

While the Irish Examiner is reporting this morning that a 90 million euro Aviation Package will be a key feature on Tuesday, as the government aim to restore air routes into Cork, Shannon, Knock and Dublin.

Meanwhile, the Budget White Paper, released last night by the Department of Finance, confirmed a deficit of thirteen billion euro for this year,
meaning the government has scope for a bigger budget package than expected.

Bernadette Jameson reports for RedFM News:

“The White Paper outlines the state of public finances for this year and 2022, and is published ahead of any Budget decisions.

it shows income from tax receipts, VAT receipts and corporation tax will be higher than expected,

The Irish Times reports that pensioners and parents can expect a boost in the budget. Measures include help for families with the cost of childcare, and an icnrease in the state pension of five euro.

The Irish Independent reports that people working from home will be able to claim back more on heating and broadband bills.

However, petrol and diesel look set to go up, with 1 euro 48 cents added to a 60 litre fill of diesel, and 1 euro 28 cents extra for a fill of petrol.

The total cost of Tuesday’s budget package is expected to be around 4.7 billion euro.”


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