Betting tax rise will cause job losses

first_imgPrint WhatsApp Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsBusinessBetting tax rise will cause job lossesBy Alan Jacques – October 16, 2018 1161 Advertisement Email SIXTEEN bookmakers in Limerick are expected to close permanently bringing about 96 job losses because of Government proposals to raise betting tax by 100 per cent.That’s according to the Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) who say that 335 job will be lost in the South West with 31 bookies closing permanently in Cork, 16 in Limerick, and 9 in Kerry.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are shocked that the Government could allow a 100 per cent tax increase on our sector without fully understanding the financial and human cost of this move. It is not just the direct costs involved that are the issue, but also the thousands of families that will be affected by the job losses,” IBA chairperson Sharon Byrne said.“Several hundred people across Ireland are now wondering if their shop will be closed for good on New Year’s Day. I’d love to be able to say they won’t be affected and offer them some comfort but I can’t. This is totally in the hands of the Government”, she added.center_img Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Previous articleWatch: Samaritans outreach programme gets a boostNext articleTreaty Triumph! book recounting Limerick hurling success unveiled Alan Jacques Facebook TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites last_img

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