Cork Chamber Raises Budget issues with TDs in Dublin

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September 27, 2018
Cork Chamber Raises Budget issues with TDs in Dublin
 
Cork Chamber and Chambers of Commerce nationwide yesterday gathered in Dublin for the first Network Budget Dialogue, facilitating engagement between Chambers and TDs on the forthcoming Budget.
 
Speaking after the event, Public Affairs Executive of Cork Chamber, Sarah Thatt-Foley said:
 
“Yesterday was an opportunity to directly inform TDs from across the political spectrum and all parts of the country on the needs of business in Cork ahead of Budget 2019. More affordable rental properties and housing, reduced childcare cost, tax reform and better public transport provision were among the key priorities raised by Cork Chamber.”
 
Budget 2019 is also the first following the finalisation of Project Ireland 2040 and the last budget before the UK leaves the EU.
 
“This means we must improve the competitiveness of Irish business to mitigate risks in the volatile period to come. Retaining VAT at 9% for the hospitality sector, delivering upon investments announced in the National Development Plan, and supporting entrepreneurship through a reformed tax system are all actions we want to see in the upcoming budget” Ms. Thatt-Foley concluded. 
 
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