‘Madness’ to raise hospitality Vat rate, says Dalata boss

Dalata chief executive McCann says 9 per cent rate has generated jobs and costs exchequer nothing

11th September, 2016
Pat McCann, chief executive of Dalata

The head of the country’s biggest hotel chain wants the government to retain the reduced 9 per cent Vat rate in next month’s budget.

Pat McCann, chief executive of Dalata, which controls the Maldron and Clayton brands and about one in ten hotel rooms across the country, said there would be no gains to the state from increasing Vat back to 13.5 per cent and it would damage job creation by the...

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