Government action on Commercial Rates does not go far enough and more action may be required as crisis evolves, says Chambers Ireland
Earlier this week, Chambers Ireland and our nationwide network of chambers called on Government and all State bodies to be flexible and responsive to the needs of their business and economic partners, so that we may ensure business continuity through this crisis.
In particular, we called on Government to ensure that businesses that are in sectors which have had to close entirely are not charged rates for the duration of these closures. As this may create a funding issues for our Local Authorities throughout the country, we also called on central Government to step in to support our local government by bridging the resulting gap in expected Rates returns.
For more on this statement, see this link. Chambers Ireland Press Release re Rates 20.3.2020