Publicans predict VAT hike would cost jobs

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – November 21, 2011 Publicans fear more jobs could be lost within the sector – if the Government approves the Finance Minister’s proposal to increase VAT by 2 per cent in next month’s budget.The move to push the VAT rate up to 23 per cent would add an extra eight cents to a four euro pint of beer.In order to prevent cross-border shopping, the Vintners Federation of Ireland is now calling on the Government to reduce excise duty in the upcoming budget.President of the group is Padraig Cribbin:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/08crib.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Previous articleMan targeted in Derry punishment style shootingNext articleEfforts underway to save jobs at Flanagan’s Furniture News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Newsx Adverts Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Publicans predict VAT hike would cost jobslast_img read more

“Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt

first_imgNews Updates”Spending On Propaganda Through Ad Expenses, Not Paying MCD Salaries – Is This Not Criminal?” Delhi High Court To Delhi Govt Shreya Agarwal5 April 2021 7:22 AMShare This – xA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court lashed out at the Delhi government today while hearing a case against non-payment of salaries and pensions to employees and pensioners of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi. The bench said to the counsel for the Delhi Government, “We don’t live in ivory towers. There are full page ads everyday in newspapers with pictures of politicians. We have seen those and you would’ve as well – spending money in these times on propaganda (while salaries are pending) is this not criminal?”Observing this, the Court dismissed an application by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) asking for time until Apr 30 to clear the dues in question. The counsel for NDMC informed the Court that despite the court’s earlier order of Mar 24 wherein the Delhi government was directed to make remaining payments of all the Municipal Corporations on the revised estimates of the Basic Tax Assignment (BTA) by Apr 5, these payments had not been made to them.As such, while pensions and salaries had been paid by them till Jan 2021 for all employees and till Feb 2021 for Sarai Karamcharis, the corporation still needed time to clear of all dues.Responding to the prayer, the court said, “The right of employees to receive salaries and pensions is a fundamental right. We are not inclined to pass any order which would continue to infringe this right.”It also told the MCDs that if they had employed people, they must find means to pay and that non availability of funds was no excuse to not pay on time. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation informed the Court that it had cleared all dues till March.Responding to the MCDs’ prayer for release of the revised estimates of BTA, on which the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) submitted that out of the revised estimate of Rs. 405.27 cr for the financial year only Rs. 119.88 cr had been released till now, Sr. Adv. Sandeep Sethi appearing for the Delhi Government submitted that the SDMC is the most profitable corporation and gets the largest chunk of revenues and that the Delhi Government “is under severe pressure” financially.He further argued that while many other states get grants from the Central Government, Delhi was not receiving any such grant.Refusing to accept this stance, Justice Sanghi said, “If you have a grievance about not receiving grants from Centre raise it (in a petition) and we will deal with it, but this is not the time to raise these adjustments. You can’t shrug off your liabilities.”The Court went a step further and observed that the political parties would gain more goodwill by ensuring payments to these employees, rather than through the advertisements in the newspapers.Upon the court’s Mar 24 order, the Delhi government, represented by Additional Standing Counsel Satyakam had earlier told the court that they had incurred a huge deficit in revenue generation due to the pandemic and would release the amount in April.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Baseball Canada’s Women 21U Invitational …

first_imgGuyana go down 16-1 to NewfoundlandTHE Guyana Women 21U team yesterday played their first match in Baseball Canada’s Women 21U Invitational in Halifax Canada.The game against Newfoundland, one of Canada’s smaller provinces was the second of the competition.The Guyana Women, dubbed the Kanimas, got off to a slow start playing as the Home team for this game.Eight runs were allowed in the first innings and starting pitcher Sauda Smartt was moved to the outfield after being overcome with nerves as the first innings at bat saw the Kanimas hold their own, with a single from lead of batter Emily RamsuchitRamsuchit who then cleverly stole second, got to third on a passed ball and raced home on a double from Aletha Crandon to score Guyana’s first International run in clever style.Unfortunately it was to be the only run scored as Marisa Jahoor was taken for four runs in the second. The coaches made the decision to make the change early to Shamira Ramsuchit who steadied the ship giving up only 2 runs before handing off to Ianna Graham who closed the last two innings with 4 strikeouts and one run conceded by an error at shortstop.Graham was awarded player-of-the-match for Guyana as the team went down 16-1.Team manager Robin Singh, after the game, preferred to look at the positives, saying, “We did have a deer in the headlights moment but the recovery was evident and we competed well in the closing innings of the match.”last_img read more