New concrete tax could add €2k to building costs, Help to Buy extended to 2024

Budget 2023

The 2023 Budget in ROI will see the cost of concrete products rise by 10 per cent due to a new tax, while a review of Help to Buy scheme shows it’s still cheaper to self-build than buy new.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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