Local First Launch
Glyn Roberts with SDLP Leader and Deputy Leader
deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness
In a joint presentation to the Assembly Finance Committee yesterday, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) and Hospitality Ulster outlined to MLAs their joint plan for a reformed and targeted Rate Relief Scheme for independent retailers and hospitality businesses.
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed the decision of the Bank of England MPC to cut interest rates to a record low.
NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:
Business Rate Reform is now the top economic issue for the Finance Minister. We need radical reform of business rates and not just small-scale superficial changes.