Wednesday September 23, 2020

Tax take to plummet as 1 in 3 shoppers break for border

Red C poll shows border counties to be decimated; Surge in traffic to British online retailers as pound falls

Michael Brennan

Political Editor


Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer


Ian Guider

Markets Editor

30th October, 2016

The state is facing a haemorrhage of tax revenues, with new figures revealing that one third of all shoppers in the Republic plan to cross the border to the North for their Christmas shopping to take advantage of the slump in sterling.The situation is amplified in border counties, with the data showing that 56 per cent of people living in those counties will travel north.

The scale of the shopping exodus, revealed in a Red...

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