Councils cut commercial rates to help SMEs

By acting now, local authorities hope to give small and medium-sized businesses a shot in the arm

19th December, 2009

Commercial rates are set to fall across the country, as local authorities attempt to bolster struggling small to mediumsized businesses.

Significant cuts in commercial rates in the largest councils are contained in draft budgetary plans which have been circulated ahead of formal votes to be taken by elected representatives in each council area.

Corporate policy teams at the four Dublin councils are proposing cuts ranging from a proposed 1 per in Dun LaoghaireRathdown to 10...

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