Budget 2025: What might Taoiseach Simon Harris do for your taxes?

By |2024-07-12T10:04:06+00:00July 12th, 2024|News, Personal Finance|

Decisions, decisions. While next October’s budget is unlikely to be at the top of new Taoiseach Simon Harris’s inbox just now, in time there will be plenty of choices to consider in conjunction with Minister for Finance Michael McGrath. With a general election looming, Fine Gael’s new leader will want to take advantage of whatever

Four-day week easier than hybrid working, Atom Bank chief says

By |2024-06-21T09:49:56+00:00June 21st, 2024|News|

UK digital bank has experienced lower staff attrition and sickness since making change in 2021 The boss of UK digital bank Atom has said that implementing a four-day week has been “considerably less challenging” than navigating the rise of remote working, as the business posted its first annual pretax profit. The bank, which in 2021

Men put ‘way more’ into pensions than women, survey finds

By |2024-06-07T09:23:57+00:00June 7th, 2024|News, Pensions, Personal Finance|

Men are putting more money into their pensions than women, according to 93pc of financial advisers questioned for a new survey. Over two thirds of the advisers said that men are saving “way more” than their female co-workers. The findings are further evidence of the gender pension gap, with women being generally less financially prepared

People who lose their jobs to receive enhanced Jobseekers’ Benefit under legislation before Dáil this week

By |2024-05-27T10:36:29+00:00May 27th, 2024|News|

The legislation providing for Jobseekers’ Benefit payments linked to work history will be brought before the Dáil by Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys this week. Jobseeker’s Pay-Related Benefit will bring Ireland in line with other EU countries, a statement from the Department of Social Protection said, “and will ensure that people with a strong work

Spike in investment fraud in Ireland sees over €25 million stolen last year

By |2024-04-05T08:59:40+00:00April 5th, 2024|Investment Fraud, News|

There has been a significant increase in investment fraud in Ireland that has seen €25 million stolen from people last year. Gardai said that a total of €25,360,000 reported stolen in 2023, which is almost equal to the same amounts stolen in 2021 and 2022 (€14 million and €11.5 million respectively). In the first two

Supreme Court to rule on man’s exclusion from widower’s pension scheme

By |2024-01-26T09:39:26+00:00January 26th, 2024|News, Pensions, Retirement Planning|

The Supreme Court will give judgment on Monday on a significant constitutional challenge by a bereaved unmarried man and his three children over their exclusion from the widower’s contributory pension scheme. The decision by the seven-judge court could provide guidance on the extent to which the constitutional protection for the family applies to families not

AI to boost demand for soft skills but threatens many Stem careers

By |2024-01-19T09:55:19+00:00January 19th, 2024|News, Personal Finance|

A Nobel Prize-winning labour market economist has cautioned younger generations against piling into studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Stem) subjects, saying “empathetic” and creative skills may thrive in a world dominated by artificial intelligence (AI). Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, said workers in certain IT jobs risk sowing

Budget 2024

By |2023-10-12T09:12:41+00:00October 12th, 2023|News|

Budget 2024 was delivered by the Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath today, click Budget 2024 PDF to access changes announced.   How we help We can help take the effort out of this for you by demonstrating how this would work for you and your family and providing you with one cohesive Holistic Lifestyle Financial Plan.

Homeless charity Focus Ireland asks Government to give small landlords a dig-out

By |2023-02-24T09:28:06+00:00February 24th, 2023|News|

Focus Ireland has come out in support of landlords with a set of proposals for tax breaks to make letting homes more lucrative at small-scale. The homeless charity has published a briefing paper with Chartered Accountants Ireland calling for a doubling of tax relief on wear-and-tear, 100pc capital allowances for retrofitting and generous inheritance exemptions

Q&A: Will I pay tax on the income I’m receiving for housing Ukrainian refugees?

By |2023-01-13T10:00:19+00:00January 13th, 2023|News, Personal Finance|

"I rent out a small self-contained flat under the rent-a-room scheme. Since last July, I have accommodated two Ukrainian refugees in my house for which I receive €400 a month, increasing to €800 a month from this month. This will bring me over the limit of €14,000 for the year. The Government says the income

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