The Minister for Finance, Mr Brian Cowen, TD, today welcomed the continued moderation in the annual rate of inflation which averaged 2.2 per cent in 2004, the same as the Minister’s Budget Day estimate. This compares to an inflation rate of 3.5% for 2003 and 4.6% in 2002.
Since the publication of the government strategy on eProcurement in 2002, a broad programme of reform has been taking place across the public sector. This programme covers a wide range of activities, focussed on four main strands:
07.01.05Review of Tax Reliefs and Exemptions for High Earners Minister for Finance launches public consultation process Request for Submissions
In his Budget statement of 1 December 2004, Mr.
06.01.05Minister confirms start of Tax Relief Review Public consultation process to begin shortly Measures to be taken in Budget next December
The Minister for Finance, Mr. Brian Cowen T.D., confirmed today that his Department has advertised for external consultants to review certain tax incentive schemes.