19 May 2020
Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said:
“A one-month extension of the rates holiday for all businesses is very much welcome as companies try to keep costs down. The further extension to 12 months for some of the most impacted sectors by COVID-19 will also be very well received.
“The business rates system is one of the key economic levers the NI Executive has available to it. The impact of COVID-19 on how we work highlights the urgent need to consider a reform of the system as a means of driving NI’s long-term economic recovery.”