Budget day: State of the Economy

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Just hours away from the 2018- 2019 Budget Debate in Parliament , which will lay the financial blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year.

The government has made a number of commitments including the elimination of value-added tax (VAT) on certain food items and an aggressive housing programme along with increasing pension payouts.

Our Genea Noel Ferguson discussed the state of the economy with former minister of state for finance and former Central Bank governor James Smith and the measures that the government should take to shore up the economy.