DLR Chamber welcomes business supports in Budget 2020 particularly for the overall Hospitality Sector including Nov.1st VAT reduction

DLR Chamber welcomes business supports in Budget 2020 particularly those for the overall Hospitality Sector including the Vat Reduction from November 1st.


DLR Chamber is welcoming all of the key business supports in Budget 2020. As a Chamber we have been particularly focused on the effects of Covid – 19 on the overall hospitality and tourism sectors.


Over the previous months the Chamber have stepped up their lobbying role to voice their concerns about business supports in general. As a Chamber, we have lobbied the relevant Ministers directly in relation to the reduction of VAT in the tourism and hospitality sector.


Brian Kirwan, President of DLR Chamber noted “hospitality and tourism plays a key role within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County and we as a Chamber have been particularly concerned about the effects the Covid - 19 crisis has been having on our members in these and other sectors.  We campaigned for a reduction in VAT and we particularly welcome the VAT reduction to 9% from the 1st November” as well as other funding initiatives which are key if the situation deteriorates any further”.


He continued “We are already promoting a campaign for people within DLR County to support their businesses and to shop locally, particularly in the run-up to Christmas.     The budget supports show the importance of supporting a thriving business community in Ireland and we welcome them”.


DLR Chamber, 71 years in existence and the largest business organisation in DLR is part of the Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance and the CEO of DLR Chamber Gabby Mallon is current Chairperson of Greater Dublin Chamber Alliance.


Gabby Mallon is also Vice Chair of Dun Laoghaire Town Committee and Chair of DLR County Childcare Committee. Gabby also represents the DLR Chamber on the Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and on The Board of Management of Sallynoggin Further Education. All Board members of DLR Chamber are involved in various key business, community and Strategic Policy Committees within Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.




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Issued by Aileen Eglington,PRO/Executive DLR Chamber



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