Budget breakfast briefings set the scene for 2024

Over 100 people attended County Wexford Chamber’s Budget 2024 Breakfast Briefings in Gorey, New Ross, and Wexford town. The events were held on 11 October, the day after the Government announced a €12 billion budget package.

In the Ashdown Park Hotel Gorey, the budget was analysed by Frank Kelly, partner at KDA, along with Polly McNiven and Matt Donohoe of KDA. In New Ross, Brendan Twohig, partner with MK Brazil, addressed a broad cross-section of the New Ross business community in the Dunbrody Visitor Centre. And in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford, analysis was provided by PwC directors Billy Sweetman and Brian Hogan, and Dr Raymond Griffin, Lecturer at South East Technological University.

Budget 2024 impact

In each venue, speakers outlined measures impacting businesses, such as the Cost of Business Scheme, the increase to the minimum wage and the increase of parental leave. Other measures discussed included the Future Ireland Fund, the increase in the standard tax band, the increase in the VAT threshold for services and products, the decrease in the USC rate, capital gains tax relief for angel investors, R&D tax credit, and the Employment Investment Incentive Scheme.

The events were also address by County Wexford Chamber Board members: Roisin Clancy, AIB, in Gorey, Lorcan Kinsella, Brand Nova Digital, in New Ross, and Anita Power, Sheil Kinnear, in Wexford.