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NIIRTA Welcomes Chancellor’s Budget

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget, particularly its emphasis on reforming business rates and lowering tax on small businesses. NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: “Overall this is positive budget for small traders with its emphasis on lowering tax, reforming business rates and…

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Villiers Says Northern Ireland Continues To Benefit From UK Recovery But NIIRTA Is Cautious

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has set out its views on the Chancellors Budget. NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts explained various positions on the budget: On Living Wage “The introduction of a compulsory ‘Living Wage’ will have a devastating impact on independent retailers in Northern Ireland. This…

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NIIRTA Comments On Chancellors Budget

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has set out it views on the Chancellors Budget. NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said: “Overall this is a positive budget for local small businesses and independent retailer. “The retail sector has a key role in providing high quality apprentices and it…

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Hamilton Says Budget Provides Modest Boost In Public Spending

The Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has welcomed the allocation of an additional £10.9million to Northern Ireland’s Resource Budget for 2015-16 as well as a further £0.5million for capital investment announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in today’s Budget. Minister Hamilton said: “The Chancellor’s oft stated policy of using…

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Ritchie Says Budget Is For Tory Voters

Speaking following today’s Budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Westminster, SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie expressed disappointment at the limited measures announced that fail to support families, small business and rural communities. Commenting after the budget debate, Ms Ritchie said: “Today’s budget is a budget for Tory voters…

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Budget Supports Frontline Public Services And Economic Growth Says Hamilton

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has supported frontline services in health and education as well as underpinning economic growth in the Executive’s 2015/16 budget. The Minister said: “The budget deals with many of our pressures, reflects our priorities and prepares for the future. This budget, and the agreement that has…

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Budget 2014: Helping Northern Ireland To Invest, Export And Grow

The Budget includes a number of measures which will further help Northern Ireland businesses to invest and export. Increases in the Annual Investment Allowance for all businesses and Enhanced Capital Allowances for a pilot Enterprise Zone near Coleraine will allow businesses to claim deductions in tax more quickly supporting them…

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