RAI publishes survival plan to boost recovery of the restaurant sector

Todays Irish Times newspaper reports on the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) publication of an ambitious 10 point survival plan which outlined a series of urgent actions needed now if the restaurant sector is to continue to recover.

The Government should resist any temptation to introduce a fat tax on restaurants and instead reduce the VAT on meals in order to protect jobs in the hospitality sector, according to the industry’s representative body.

The report called for a reduction in excise duty on wines served in restaurants, a re-examination of the rates system and an extensive training programme for people working in the hospitality sector to be paid for by reduced employer PRSI contributes.

Read the full article in today’s Irish Times.

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