SFA meets with Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath ahead of Budget Day
The SFA team is continuing an intensive programme of engagement with policy makers on the small business priorities for Budget 2018.
On 26 September, Sven Spollen-Behrens and Linda Barry met with Michael McGrath TD, Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson. Deputy McGrath is a key player in Budget 2018 given the confidence and supply agreement between his party and the minority government.
The SFA team presented the SFA’s four priorities for Budget 2018 – on income tax credits for the self-employed, employee share options, capital gains tax and infrastructure investment. More information on the SFA positions can be found here.
We also discussed the need to reduce the marginal tax rate in Ireland and the challenges for small businesses posed by increases in the minimum wage.
Budget 2018 will be announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in the Dáil on 10 October.