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Should the USC be scrapped?

The reaction has continued over the last 24 hours to the announcement of Budget 2023. One of the things we noticed was that the Universal Social Charge, once described by some as ‘Ireland’s Most Hated Tax’, is still there, with the band increasing in...

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17.10 28 Sep 2022


Should the USC be scrapped?


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17.10 28 Sep 2022


The reaction has continued over the last 24 hours to the announcement of Budget 2023. One of the things we noticed was that the Universal Social Charge, once described by some as ‘Ireland’s Most Hated Tax’, is still there, with the band increasing in the latest Budget to salaries of just over €22,000. Should we still have a USC?

Mick Barry, Socialist TD for Cork North Central, joins me now and economist Jim Power joined Kieran to discuss...


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