Paschal Donohoe on the Government’s Plan to Combat the Cost of Living

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The Finance Minister has insisted he ‘never said the Universal Social Charge was a temporary measure’.
When the charge was introduced in 2011, the then-Government assured the public that it was a temporary measure needed to respond the economic crisis.
The charge replaced both the income levy and the health levy and is payable on income above €13,000 per year.
The charge currently brings in about €4.4bn per year for the Exchequer.
On Newstalk Breakfast this morning, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe insisted that he has never said the charge was temporary.
Credit to : Newstalk