Social Justice Ireland: Budget 2021

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Budget Choices 2021

Social Justice Ireland launches submission for Budget 2021

Online Budget Seminar
Next Monday, September 21st, 13:00
Streamed live on socialjustice.ie

Fully-costed Budgetary packages across more than a dozen policy areas,
and costed revenue-raising proposals


Budget 2021 is important for a number of reasons.

As the first budget of the Government of the 33rd Dáil, it will be a litmus test of how serious Government is taking its commitment to the creation of a new social contract, contained in the Programme for Government.

It is also important because the Covid-19 pandemic gives this budget unique context. The economic and fiscal disruption created by the pandemic-related restrictions and lockdown measures presents Government with an unprecedented challenge in framing this budget.

The most important decisions will be around the fiscal stance: what approach will government take to the significant deficits that will characterise this budget and most likely all budgets in its term of office. But the challenges that existed pre-Covid remain, and cannot be ignored.

Next Monday, September 21st, Social Justice Ireland will launch an updated Budget Briefing, tackling these key issues and giving fully-costed Budgetary packages in more than a dozen policy areas, and additional costed tax proposals. The launch will be streamed online on www.socialjustice.ie from 1pm.

Log on to see our updated positions on the fiscal stance, revenue raising and investment for a fairer and more sustainable Ireland. This seminar, free to all, and with no registration required, will cover all major policy areas including health, housing, education, welfare, sustainability and more.



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