USC Rates 2021

Summary of USC Rates in 2021 There was a very small adjustment announced to the Universal Social Charge (USC) in Budget 2021. In 2021 the USC threshold was raised in line with the increase to the minimum wage. The threshold of the 4.5% USC rate went up from €20,484 to €20,687. The maximum benefit per […]
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Prescription Charges in Ireland

In Budget 2020 it was announced that from July 2020, the prescription charges in Ireland would be changing.This change was delayed for some reason – but was finally implemented on November 1st 2020. There is a 50 cent reduction in prescription charges for all medical card holders, which will benefit over 1.58 million people with […]
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Minimum Wage in 2020

On 1st February 2020 the national minimum wage in Ireland was increased to  €10.10 per hour from €9.80. Normally a minimum wage rise would take place from January 1st – but the Government decided to delay the date of implementation because of fears of a “no -deal” Brexit and the effect on the economy. Read […]
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