Smaller hotels and restaurants reel at Vat rate hike

Smaller hotels and restaurants reel at Vat rate hike
Vat rise could be passed on. Pic: Getty

While some restaurants and hotels in busy urban areas will be able to absorb the increase, many in regional and rural areas will struggle

It is hard to over-estimate the anger felt among small, independent restaurateurs and hoteliers about the budget decision to raise the special Vat rate for the hospitality sector from 9 per cent to 13.5 per cent from next January.

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