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Dublin City Council asked to defer commercial rates during crisis

Monday, 16th March, 2020 2:57pm
Dublin City Council asked to defer commercial rates during crisis

Dublin City Hall. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK

Dublin City Council asked to defer commercial rates during crisis

Dublin City Hall. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK

Labour group leader on Dublin City Council, Cllr Dermot Lacey, has called on council management to defer the collection of commercial rates for the month of March and as long as the current COVID-19 crisis continues to support small business.

Cllr Lacey said: “This is an unprecedented time for our country and our people, and the impact on small retail and hospitality businesses will be extraordinary. Many may not reopen.

“I am calling on Dublin City Council management to defer the collection of commercial rates for the month of March for small businesses and to do whatever they can to support employers during this period when cashflow will collapse.”

He added: “In a time of crisis we must do all we can to support each other and pausing rates for as long as social distancing is in place will be a big help to those shops, retailers and hospitality businesses in particular that are now closed and at huge risk of never reopening.”

 

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