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Debt Sustainability Analysis Calculator
Make revenue and spending policy projections from 2022 out to 2050 with our new DSA calculator. See how changes to fiscal plans would affect debt sustainability and whether they would comply with EU fiscal rules. Read the press release for more information.
Wed, 11 May 2022
European Semester Process
PBO Publication 11 of 2022
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
The Impact of Indexation on Jobseeker’s Replacement Rates
PBO Publication 10 of 2022
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
Analysis of the Stability Programme Update 2022
PBO Publication 9 of 2022 [Keywords: Budget 2022, Debt, Economy, Inflation, Spending, SPU 2022, Tax]
The European Council has approved a plan to help the European economy to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more in our latest publication on the impact of the pandemic.
The estimated cost of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of reduced taxation receipts in 2020 was expected to be €13.9 billion but the impact on tax receipts has been less severe than expected. See a data visualisation of fiscal data for Ireland, including the impact of Covid-19.
Parliamentary Budget Office