Government to discuss Budget 2023

The Government will begin a series of meetings with stakeholder groups today to discuss Budget 2023.

The meetings come ahead of the publication of the Summer Economic Statement and as pressure continues on the coalition to announce further supports to help with the cost of living ahead of Octobers Budget.

The Taoiseach yesterday denied news paper claims there’ll be a Christmas style social welfare payment in July.

Micheál Martin says the country must wait until the budget to comprehensively address the cost of living crisis.

However People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy says the Government must act immediately to tackle spiralling prices.

“People can’t wait, they can’t wait until the budget, can’t wait until next year.

“They need action by the government now to control the price of fuel, of energy, of petrol or diesel, of food, and to tax some of the super profiteering that’s going on by the energy companies and give that money back to ordinary people, to protect them from the soaring costs of living.”


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