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Monaghan man says Government tax surplus should 'go to those who need it'

Aug 5, 2022 15:08 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan man says Government tax surplus should 'go to those who need it' Monaghan man says Government tax surplus should 'go to those who need it'
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A Monaghan farmer has called on Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe to spend Government's surplus of income tax on a number of key issues.

Frank Brady's comments come off the back of yesterday's announcement which revealed Exchequer returns totalled 16.7 billion euro, meaning there was a surplus of 5 billion euro at the end of last month.

According to the IFA's regional chairman, Frank believes a sum of that money should be allocated towards the back to school allowance to ensure that the excess money is used to support those who need it the most.

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He says money "should not" be allocated towards reducing unemployment, with Ireland ranking lowest in unemployment figures across Europe, but believes a small percentage could be beneficial towards trades programmes that would encourage  more young people to take up apprenticeships:

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