Off-trade

NOffLA contributes to Oireachtas debate

NOffLA, the independent off-licence association, has been formally requested by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to contribute to the debate on the Cost of Doing Business in Ireland.

The Association first approached the Committee last January and as a result its written contribution will focus on the key areas of employment, illicit trade, unequal trading environments, the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and the reduction in members’ credit facilities.

The submission could be followed by the opportunity for NOffLA to appear before the Committee at a later stage.

The Association was also specifically mentioned in the Seanad Committee on Brexit’s final report, having written to the body in regard to the potentially negative implications that Brexit, in conjunction with the current excise regime, will have on the independent off-licence sector.

The report, which sets out a range of policy solutions, notes that NOffLA had written to the Committee, calling for a reduction in the level of excise in order to decrease the cost of doing business in Ireland.

 

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