Legislation on how business premises are valued must change – Cllr Gallagher

first_imgNews By News Highland – March 2, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Legislation on how business premises are valued must change – Cllr Gallagher Donegal County Council is being asked to lobby government for a change in legislation on how business premises are valued and the subsequent business rate the owners must pay.The Valuation office in Dublin determines a rate for each premises in Donegal based on its size – the figure is then multiplied by the local authority’s rate to determine what each business must pay.Councillor Marie Terese Gallagher argues this is unfair as a large premises may have a low turnover while a smallpremises may house a very profitable business.She says a more fair way of determining rates must be introduced as the current system is putting many companies out of business:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mari830.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCampaign group says promises must be delivered to Sligo General HospitalNext articleFunding for work on Derry/Coleraine railway postponed News Highland Twitter Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more