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Budget 2023 was announced on 27 September 2022. You can read our summary of changes in:

You can also read a summary of the short-term measures that were announced to help people with the cost of living.

Vouchers for 3 free hot-desk days are available until 31 December 2022.

The COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit has now finished. If you have COVID-19 or have been advised to self-isolate you can apply for Illness Benefit.

Third COVID-19 boosters are now available if you are:

  • 65 or older
  • 12 or older with a weak immune system

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COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit, which was due to finish at the end of June, has been extended to September 2022.

The amount of money you can earn during term-time before it affects your student grant will increase from €4500 per academic year to €6552 for 2022/2023.

A number of additional state subsidies and grants are now disregarded for the purpose of Farm Assist.

Taxi prices will increase by an average of 12% from September. Also from September, all taxis must provide cashless facilities.

In-person citizenship ceremonies have recommenced.

The Government announced that local authorities will have greater flexibility to go above the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) rent limits under proposed changes.

A new Green Transition Fund for businesses has been launched.

Hire Purchase agreements are now covered by the Consumer Protection Code, and providers must be authorised by the Central Bank.

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