TOP NEWS | Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Generosity marks Gonzi's last budget before election
Tax band revisions, more children allowances, advantages for working retirees and a bonanza of tax breaks mark Lawrence Gonzi's last budget before the next general election >>

Highlights of Budget 2008

Too little, too late, says Sant
“It's too little, too late,” according to Opposition Leader Alfred Sant. Giving his brief comments shortly after Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi finished reading his budget speech, Sant slammed the measures announced yesterday as no solution to the increasing cost of living. >>

Gonzi's confident thriving economy
A Lm40 million boost in capital and recurrent expenditure with a concurrent decrease of Lm12 million in income tax still keeps the prime minister confident in lowering the budget to 1.2 per cent and eventually turning into a surplus. >>

Budget 2008
Budget 2008 provides a “sense of continuity” – FOI, COC, MEA, MHRA

The budget paradox: Deficit to fall while expenditure rises

Income tax revision to leave further Lm12m in pockets

GDP to reach 4 per cent in 2008

Helping hand for first time buyers

Tinkering with Cola

Business Today asked two former finance Ministers and two technocrats for their views on the budget

Middle class families, and other abandoned animals

Children's allowance: lost and found

Family allowances in Europe


Long hunt for Priceclub Lm8m debts starts



Malta's big potential
Margarith Lutschg-Emmenegger, FIMBANK President and Vice-President of Competitive Malta, spoke to Charlot Zahra about Malta's competitiveness and the country's potential to become a full-fledged financial services centre at par with Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland >>

Very generous, very close
Yesterday's budget has addressed the concerns of all sectors of society. >>

Wrongful and fraudulent trading
George M. Mangion


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