Saturday, December 18, 2010

We Promise to Obey IMF and adopt a Fiscal Responsibility Law

Ireland's Letter of Intent;

We are preparing institutional reform of the budget system taking into account anticipated reforms of economic governance at the EU level. A reformed Budget Formation Process will be put in place. Furthermore, we will introduce a Fiscal Responsibility Law which will include provision for a medium-term expenditure framework with binding multiannual
ceilings on expenditure in each area by end-July 2011 (structural benchmark). A Budget Advisory Council, to provide an independent assessment of the Government’s budgetary position and forecasts will also be introduced by end-June 2011 (structural benchmark). These important reforms will enhance fiscal credibility and anchor long-term debt sustainability.

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