Fuel rebate extension on cards after lobbying

The Department of Finance is considering extending the fuel rebate for hauliers to private coach operators, following lobbying by representatives of the industry.

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Ian Kehoe

27th January, 2013

The Department of Finance is considering extending the fuel rebate for hauliers to private coach operators, following lobbying by representatives of the industry.

Bus operators have been putting their case to department officials in recent weeks, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan now looks likely to include a rebate scheme as an amendment in the forthcoming Finance Bill.

Such a move would constitute a fillip for private operators, who have seen their cost bases surge...

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