Rates blitz: sheriffs to raid businesses over unpaid bills

Revenue-style powers to be used by councils in crackdown

11th December, 2016
Crackdown due Pic: Getty

Businesses are facing the seizure of goods by sheriffs, the docking of salaries and the denial of state licences if they fail to pay their rates on time.

As part of a new crackdown, the state is to give extra powers to councils to target businesses that fail to pay commercial rates.

The aim is to raise an extra €269 million over the next two years using enforcement powers similar to those of the Revenue...

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