Sinn Fein look to provide more housing and increase social welfare payments – whilst abolishing the local property tax in their Budget manifesto – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 18, 2017

Sinn Fein look to provide more housing and increase social welfare payments – whilst abolishing the local property tax in their Budget manifesto

Sinn Fein have announced that they would like to see a further €1bn being pledged to capital spending and have outlined plans that would see a number of taxes being abolished as part of their pre budget manifesto.

The party who became the first party to outline their proposals this week also revealed that they would like to assist low income earners and upgrade the health care system by providing 500 more hospital beds along with two million home help hours.

Under their proposals which is mainly focused on tax changes and more spending the party say they would like to see the property tax abolished in favour of a second home tax.

The party also say a sugar tax must be introduced, whilst a pack of cigarettes should increase by 50C.

Meanwhile the party have outlined plans that would see those earning a fraction more than €20,000 being exempt from paying the USC, whilst those earning over €100,000 would be taxed 7C on every Euro they earn over the €100,000 threshold.

Sinn Fein also say their budget proposal which also includes providing 14,500 social and affordable homes as well as increasing social welfare payments, is solely aimed at the ordinary working class people of Ireland.

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