Coleraine traders have their say on business rates
Causeway Chamber have hosted a workshop for their members to share ideas on improving Northern Ireland’s business rating system. The event was organised in partnership with the Department of Finance which recently launched a public consultation on business rates as part of a comprehensive review announced in May this year.
Speaking after the event, Alan Bronte, Director of Rating Policy who is leading the Business Rates Review at the Department, said: “Thank you to the members of Causeway Chamber and the local businesses who attended today.”
“The Department is committed to listening to the views of businesses and organisations right across Northern Ireland to enable us to understand as many different perspectives as possible.”
“I would encourage all businesses to have their say by formally responding to the consultation so that collectively we can work together to ensure our rating system is effective and fair while raising the funding needed for our public services.”
David Boyd, Causeway Chamber President said: “Causeway Chamber are aware of the importance of rates to the local community and support the Business Rates Review. Chamber therefore encourages all businesses across the borough to view the consultation and respond to the department to ensure that our rating system is fair and effective.”
The Business Rates Public Consultation runs until November 11. For information and to respond visit https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/consultations/business-rates