Budget 2024 – What should it do for Cost of Living, Poverty and Housing?

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In this Reboot Republic, Rory and his guests discuss what would a budget that really tackles the cost of living crisis, inequality, the housing crisis and social justice look like and is the economy really at full capacity? He talks with Dr Tom McDonell, Director of Nevin Economics Research Institute, Dr. Tricia Keilthy, head of Social Justice and Policy at St Vincent De Paul and Michael Taft, economist with SIPTU. They set out what are the key measures that should be in Budget 2024 including reducing the cost of education, health, housing and investing in public services, increasing (not reducing) taxes, increasing welfare spending linked to cost of living, and increasing capacity to build through public construction company.

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