Podcast also looks at the Government's latest cost of living package

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The government’s latest package of cost of living measures includes extra cash payments to social welfare recipients and parents - but no further contributions to our energy bill payments. Does the package go far enough?

And by extending - again - a more favourable VAT rate for the hospitality sector, the Government is foregoing tax revenues of €300 million. Why does the return of the rate keep getting pushed back?

Ciarán talks to political reporter Jack Horgan-Jones and columnist Cliff Taylor.

Plus: We’re by now sadly familiar with finance scams using texts, emails and bogus websites to defraud people. The latest method takes advantage of the growing use of digital banking services like Revolut.


Consumer affairs correspondent Conor Pope explains what to watch out for.