Campaign Manager for ‘Support Your Local’ Bart Storan has welcomed comments by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan on his plan to keep the current 9% VAT rate in the next budget.
“The government is to be commended on this initiative and its commitment to keeping it in place in the next budget. A VAT rate of 9% ensures that our social and tourist infrastructure can compete with international competitors,” Storan commented.
He added, “The success of VAT9 highlights the important and positive impact of such measures.”
The ‘Support Your Local’ campaign is supported and funded by independent off-licences, drinks manufacturers and suppliers, along with pubs, restaurants and hotels.
It works to highlight the significant financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks and hospitality industry, which employs 92,000 people in every corner of Ireland.
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