Monday August 3, 2020

Business groups demand stronger fiscal supports in upcoming budget

Representative groups welcome the stimulus plan, but want the government to go further in October’s budget

26th July, 2020
Elaina Fitzgerald Kane, president of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), said she was concerned the stimulus package didn’t go far enough for her members

The government is to come under immediate pressure from business groups to unveil stronger supports for the sectors worst affected by Covid-19 after last week’s stimulus plan failed to deliver on several of their key demands.

Months of intense lobbying by business groups will begin tomorrow ahead of Budget 2021, when a long-term national economic plan is to be published by the government.

The stimulus plan, which is made up of more than €5...

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