Coalition warned over spending plans for next Budget

The coalition has been warned that its spending plans for the next Budget don’t have enough tax increases to pay for them. ESRI2 The warning comes, from the incoming head of the ESRI – Professor Alan Barrett – who has conducted a report into the National Economic Dialogue, hosted by the Government last week. He says all delegates generally accepted the coalition’s plans to set aside up to 1-point-5 billion euro in fiscal space  for the next Budget – but were less inclined to go along with the Government’s proposed 50/50 split between tax cuts and spending increases.