VAT rate

Drinks industry rejects Central Bank comments and calls for VAT reduction

‘Evidence based decision making rather than opinion is required’ Makhlouf scepticism on VAT rate reduction fails to consider the impact of a temporary VAT reduction on on-trade alcohol sales (in pubs, restaurants and hotel bars), according to the drinks industry Group seeks VAT rate reduction on sales of alcohol as temporary and targeted measure which …

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Hospitality VAT reduction will not support 3,500 non-food serving pubs closed across the country

VAT rate cut on alcohol sought as a temporary measure to help pubs survive until demand increases and consumer confidence returns in early 2021 – LVA, VFI and Ibec’s Drinks Ireland Hospitality VAT rate cut will deliver nothing for the 3,500 closed pubs that do not serve food. VAT cut must be extended to VAT …

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22,500 jobs at risk in drinks sector as pubs on track for 50% decline in business for the remainder of 2020

Economist Anthony Foley authors report on impact of Covid-19 on the drinks industry and analyses the effect of a reduced VAT rate on on-trade alcohol sales Report concludes that consumer demand will be lower after lockdown due to higher unemployment and reduced earnings while it will likely be 2023 before we reach pre-Covid labour market …

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Launch of Protect our Pubs campaign, calling for a temporary VAT cut on alcohol sold in pubs

‘Protect our Pubs’ campaign to seek tangible support from new government to help a sector that will struggle

More than 60% of pubs outside of Dublin remain closed Campaign set to demonstrate the loss that would be felt should some pubs not reopen Publican groups and drinks industry convene to seek VAT policy change to lessen the struggle for pubs, as reduced capacity and demand and zero tourism will leave some trading at …

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