March 2019 Exchequer returns – strong consumer sentiment or stock-piling?

Apr 08, 2019

The latest Exchequer figures for the first quarter of 2019 were published last week.  While the Minister for Finance warned that he expects weaker returns in 2019, figures for the first three months of the year look strong; particularly VAT receipts - up 6.6 percent on the same period last year.  Is this a sign of strong consumer spending, or just stock piling in light of Brexit?

Read the report issued by the Department of Finance last week.