Tracking Distributive Effects of Budget Policy - 2022
Posted on Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Each year, on the day after the annual Budget is announced, Social Justice Ireland produces an analysis and critique of that Budget. Included in that document is an assessment of the direct distributive impact of the measures announced by Government. These principally capture changes to income taxes, welfare payments and other universal payments/entitlements.
This document complements our most recent analysis, following Budget 2022, and provides a distributive analysis of the two Budget’s delivered to date by the current Government (Budget 2021 in October 2020 and Budget 2022 in October 2021).
We also include an assessment of how the gaps between jobseekers and those on middle and very high incomes have changed over recent years including the impact of the measures of the most recent two Budgets.
The final section of the document also provides further details on the approach taken by Social Justice Ireland to generate these results.