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Commercial rates rise a ‘kick for SMEs’

Dublin City Council‘s decision to raise commercial rates is another blow to businesses forced to cope with rising insurance costs, street protests, extreme weather events and the impact of Black Friday

Killian Woods

Business reporter

@killianwoods
1st December, 2019
Dublin City Council‘s decision to raise commercial rates is another blow to businesses

For Peter Hyland, last week’s news that Dublin City Council would hike commercial rates was just another problem to add to an already long list.

“It's another kick for the SMEs to take,” Hyland, managing director of Carrolls Irish Gifts, said. “It's an easy way of getting money in quick [for the council]. It's low-hanging fruit.”

Hyland is one of many retailers fighting for the future of the city‘s...

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