Summary of Key Packages:
Housing: €170.3m net package including an increase in stamp duty for transfers of property exceeding €1m, an end to the Help to Buy Scheme and investment in homelessness prevention.
A further €1.4bn to be invested from the windfall surplus for the construction of social housing. (p. 8 Budget Choices)
Just Transition: €339.6m net package including investment in renewable energy, biodiversity, Just Transition and the Circular Economy, an aviation tax on commercial flights, and investment in climate research.
A further €1bn to be invested in off-shore wind infrastructure. (p. 14 Budget Choices)
Healthcare, carers and disability: €942.3m investment prioritising social and community care, disability, and mental health.
A further €600m for Sláintecare infrastructure. (p. 11 Budget Choices)
Children and Families: €1,147.7m investment in an increase to Child Benefit, early childhood care and education, and child protection. (p. 12 Budget Choices)
Rural, Regional and Community Development: €667.9m investment prioritising the regional development and transition, rural transport, integration, and community schemes. (p. 10 Budget Choices)
Education: €402.4m investment in areas such as reducing class sizes, adult literacy, DEIS, skills development, community education, digital education and higher education. (p. 12 Budget Choices)
Pensions and Older People: €1,143.7m prioritising a universal pension, investment in social care and Home Care Packages and increased funding for nursing homes. (p. 13 Budget Choices)
Overseas Development and World Hunger: An investment package of €1bn to move towards the UN target of 0.7per cent of national income, properly resource our Climate Finance obligations, and make provision for the Loss and Damage Fund.
An additional €1bn to tackle World Hunger, both funded from the windfall surplus. (p. 16 Budget Choices)
Taxation Reform (p. 5-6 Budget Choices):
Minimum Effective Rate of Corporation Tax - €1bn
Increases to capital taxes - €176m
Introducing a Financial Transactions Tax—€350m