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Each year, Dublin Chamber makes a submission to Government, which seeks to help shape the annual Budget.

Our Budget submissions are based on feedback from the Chamber’s 1,300 members regarding the changes required to further economic and employment growth.

Dublin businesses believe that the infrastructure crisis in housing, transport, education, health and utilities, is a unifying priority for business and society. Therefore, in our Budget 2018 submission, Dublin Chamber called on the Government to prioritise capital spending and to address a number of bottlenecks to growth that are facing entrepreneurs and micro-businesses. 

The Chamber's full 2018 pre-Budget submission can be found below.

Policy Documents

Submission on Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System

November 2018 Dublin Chamber's submission to the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on the Strawman Proposal for an Automatic Enrolment Retirement Savings System.

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Submission on Supplementary Pensions Reform

October 2018 Dublin Chamber's submission to the Department of Finance consultation on supplementary pensions reform, focusing on the tax treatment of pensions.

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Summary Assessment of Budget 2019

October 2018 Assessment of Budget 2019, comparing Government measures with Chamber recommendations.

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Dublin Chamber Pre-Budget Submission 2019

August 2018 Dublin Chamber's Pre-Budget Submission published ahead of Budget 2019. 

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Policy on Tax Treatment of Professional Subscriptions

May 2018 Dublin Chamber's policy statement on the tax treatment of employer-funded professional subscription fees, the basis of our submission to Revenue.

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Submission on Review of Local Property Tax

May 2018 Dublin Chamber's submission to the Department of Finance on the Review of Local Property Tax.

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Pre-Budget Submission 2018

The Chamber's Pre-Budget Submission for 2018 focuses on increased investment in infrastructure, both mechanisms and priorities while also making recommendations on targeted tax measures to increase entrepreneurship. 

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Dublin Chamber Pre-Budget Submission 2017

The Chamber's Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2017

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Dublin Chamber's Pre-Budget 2016 Submission

Dublin Chamber's Pre-Budget 2016 Submission

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Submission to OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project

Dublin Chamber’s concerns about Action 6 have been echoed by Ireland’s business and professional community including Irish Tax Institute, Ibec, and KPMG. Dublin Chamber is concerned that, contrary to the intent of the OECD’s work on Action 6, the “Principal Purposes Test” and Limitation-on-Benefits clause will cause increased difficulty for small countries to compete fairly for investment.

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Pre-Budget 2015 Submission

Dublin Chamber has put forward a number of recommendations in this pre-Budget 2015 submission with the aim of creating the highest impact growth impact per Exchequer euro cost.

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Presentation at ITI Budget Briefing

Dublin Chamber held a pre-Budget 2015 briefing in association with the Irish Tax Institute.

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Submission to the Inter-Departmental Group on Property Tax

Submission to the Inter-Departmental Group on Property Tax

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General Election 2011 - Dublin Chamber Manifesto

Government needs a resilient business sector that will assist in rebuilding the economy and create employment. The Greater Dublin Area is the engine of growth for the Irish economy.

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Supplementary Budget Submission: April 2009

Dublin Chamber submission into the Supplementary Budget April 2009

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Pre-Budget 2012 Submission

Pre-Budget Submission

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Pre-Budget 2011 Submission

Rebuilding Growth Budget 2011 Submission

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Pre-Budget 2010 Submission

Restoring Confidence and Fiscal Balance

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