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