Last days for pension levy.
THE scrapping of the "grossly inequitable" pension levy was hailed last night.
The Professional Insurance Brokers Association said it was a positive step forward as the levy unfairly targeted private sector workers.
The remaining 0.15% levy will be scrapped from next year.
A PIBA spokesman said: "[It's a] relief since it was a grossly inequitable tax on the pensions savings of private sector workers primarily."
Meanwhile, the bank levy will be extended to 2021 to raise [euro]750million for the Exchequer but a review would take place of the methodology used.
The tax, which brings in [euro]150million a year, was introduced to allow banks to contribute to the economic recovery.