Councillor says rates structure is archaic and must be reformed

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Donegal County Council is to provide more support for rate payers, with the new Local Enterprise Offices in each electoral offering advice and help.
During a lengthy discussion on the challenges facing small businesses this week, the council was told that when a new business starts up, very quickly Revenue and the council are in the door looking for taxes and rates at a time when support and encouragement should be the priority.
Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher said it’s vital that every support possible is offered, but added there must be change at a national level as well.
She says in these days of online business and e-commerce, some of the most profitable businesses are tiny, and having a rates structure based on floor space is archaic…………..

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