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RATES EXEMPTION SOUGHT FOR CHILDCARE AS… MEP MAKES CALL FOR CHANGE IN LEGISLATION

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23 Oct 2014 Comments Off on RATES EXEMPTION SOUGHT FOR CHILDCARE AS… MEP MAKES CALL FOR CHANGE IN LEGISLATION

By Patsy McArdle LOCAL Sinn Fein MEP for the Midlands-North West, Matt Carthy, has made a call to the government for an urgent change in the legislation in order that childcare facilities can be exempt from commercial rates. The Carrickmacross Euro-MP said yesterday that the commercial rates on community and private childcare facilities have increased the costs on parents, many of whom are already struggling. He said: ”Numerous childcare providers and anxious parents have been in contact with me in relation to their increased concern on this ...