Articles tagged with: Michael Noonan

SALES ARE UP BUT LOCAL BUSINESS SECTOR SAYS BUDGET CONFIDENCE BOOST IS CRUCIAL

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2 Nov 2012 Comments Off on SALES ARE UP BUT LOCAL BUSINESS SECTOR SAYS BUDGET CONFIDENCE BOOST IS CRUCIAL
SALES ARE UP BUT LOCAL BUSINESS SECTOR SAYS BUDGET CONFIDENCE BOOST IS CRUCIAL

The retail element of the Co Monaghan economy, in common with national trends, appears to be experiencing a small but distinct upturn, according to figures released last week by the Central Statistics Office. But business representatives are anxiously awaiting the forthcoming Budget following the findings of a survey that shows sector confidence in a fragile state because of difficulties in key trading markets and anxiety over what Minister for Finance Michael Noonan might unveil in December. A boost in the sale of televisions and related equipment in the ...

BRUTAL BODYBLOW FOR BORDER BUSINESS

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25 Nov 2011 Comments Off on BRUTAL BODYBLOW FOR BORDER BUSINESS

The intention of Minister for Finance Michael Noonan to add 2% to the VAT rate in December’s Budget is bad news for the businesspeople and shopping public of Co Monaghan and the wider southern Border region. Minister Noonan’s rationale for the decision is that such a revenue-generating exercise is more preferable than an increase in direct taxation, and that something of the measure’s impact can be mitigated by the exercise of consumer choice. Certainly any addition to the arduous burden being borne by the PAYE sector would be ...