Drinks industry wants tax write-off on unpaid bills amid fears of more pub closures

Drinks Ireland has been lobbying ministers and senior civil servants for a tax write-off on excise duty if pubs do not pay them for alcohol supplied

21st November, 2021
Drinks industry wants tax write-off on unpaid bills amid fears of more pub closures
The drinks industry is concerned that there will be more pub closures, which will leave it with more unpaid bills for alcohol supplied. Picture: Getty

The drinks industry is lobbying the government for a tax write-off on unpaid bills due to its fear of a wave of pub closures.

It comes at a time when publicans are fearful of their premises being ordered to close again if the number of Covid-19 infections continues to increase.

The drinks industry is concerned that there will be more pub closures, which will leave it with more unpaid bills for alcohol supplied.

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