The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is currently delivering Budget 2021.
Minister Donohoe said, "2020 will be recorded as arguably the most challenging year we have faced as a nation."
"To everyone who has experienced fear, stress and anxiety, let me say unequivocally, that there is hope, and that we will come out of this crisis."
Here are the main points, that effect the Irish Retail Industry as they happen:
Cigarettes will go up by 50 cent a pack bringing the average cost of a 20 box to €14.
Carbon tax has increased by €7.50 from €26 to €33.50 per tonne/Co2. This means petrol and diesel prices are set to rise from midnight.
Alcohol has remained untouched.
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme has been extended to the end of 2021.
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