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Fianna Fáil Think-In | Budget 2023

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The Fianna Fáil Think-In this year, was focused on our parties’ priorities for Budget 2023. Focusing on our core values – access to public services such as health, housing, education, childcare, disability services as well as fair welfare & tax. #FFTI22

Michael McGrath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform addressed the budget oversight committee on 14th September 2022 and said:

Budget 2022 sets out a €1.2 billion package of expenditure measures across a
range of sectors to assist with the cost of living pressures. These measures
included increases in weekly social protection payments, the Fuel Allowance and
Working Family Payment’ social and affordable housing funding, health
affordability measures and enhanced student and childcare supports.


Since December 2021, over half a billion euro of additional expenditure
measures have been put in place to support citizens facing increased costs.
These included the Electricity Credit of €200 for all domestic account holders, a
20% average fare reduction for public transport services until the end of this
year and additional fuel allowance payments.


Government is committed to continue doing its part to assist households and
businesses in the face of a rising cost of living. This is the key objective framing
Budget discussions. The urgency of this task underpinned Government’s
decision to bring forward Budget Day to 27th September.


We will seek to ease the burden for lower and middle-income families who are
facing difficult choices. As ever, we will balance the need to provide supports
while ensuring we do not add to inflationary pressures.


Discussions are now underway as part of the estimates process to bring forward
targeted, impactful measures capable of timely implementation including in
Quarter 4 this year. A comprehensive package will be announced on September
27.

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