The Department of Finance today published the final set of Exchequer Returns before the Budget. Exchequer Returns for August showed that the taxman collected about €1.4bn more than forecast in the first eight months of the year, meaning the take for the entire year could end up close to €2bn healthier than thought in last October’s Budget.
The data confirmed the pattern drawn by previous Exchequer releases, and came on the back of a number of positive economic reports. Meanwhile, new data from the Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index reveals that uptake on the mechanism has slowed as the economy has steadily improved.
Some 168 SME jobs were saved in the third quarter through examinership, the Index showed.
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