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# budget 2016

All time
# thinking ahead
Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016
A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.
# excise duty
Reducing the price of a pint by 5c would cost the government €41 million
The drinks industry says it would help pub owners but alcohol awareness advocates say it would be damaging to society.