UKIP’s East Londonderry candidate Steven Parkhill has welcomed Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council decision to set domestic and non-domestic rates at 0% for the upcoming financial year.
Parkhill said “Times are tough right now for many. People up and down this country are struggling to pay their way throughout daily life and they need some form of stability.”
“The business sector is struggling to keep ahead with the development of their businesses and continued employment of workers. A rates increase across the board will only add to the burden that businesses face in the incoming years.”
“It is most welcome to see that Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council have agreed to a rate freeze for this upcoming financial year.”
“Non-domestic rates represent a huge expense for businesses, especially our small and medium sized enterprises, this freeze helps restrict the barrier on our local businesses, and is an encouraging measure to see”.
“The burden of massive over-regulation and red tape by the European Union can be overwhelming for small firms, and off putting for those who wish to start a business. This is another restrictive barrier for our local businesses.”
“I hope the 40 councillors on the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will get off the fence and join those of us on the Leave Campaign, campaigning to end massive over- regulation and bureaucracy from Brussels?”