‘No justification’ to make building industry pay €800m towards mica scheme

Tom Parlon, director general of the Construction Industry Federation, said the organisation was exploring legal options if a new levy is introduced in the sector

1st December, 2021
‘No justification’ to make building industry pay €800m towards mica scheme
Tom Parlon said the building sector was blindsided by an announcement yesterday that could require it to pay millions as part of a new compensation scheme. Picture: Fergal Phillips

There is “no justification” for imposing a new €800 million levy on builders to help pay for a new mica redress scheme, the leading industry group has claimed.

Tom Parlon, the director general of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), said the organisation was exploring legal options in the event of a new charge being introduced on builders as part of the new compensation programme.

He said the sector had been left blindsided by...

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