Irish accounting group wants early Budget

The group that oversees Ireland's largest accountancy bodies has called for an early Budget as a means of beating the country's economic decline. The Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies, Ireland, says that new measures are needed to October's Budget last year, to take effect next month, or businesses will continue to decline. It says the government's estimation that it will gain €37m (£33m) in tax revenues was 'optimistic'. 'We need new measures to have effect from April 2009 for the remainder of the year. Otherwise business will continue to stagnate and the public sector will find it increasingly difficult to pay its bills,' it said.
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