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Commercial Rates In Wesmeath Waived For Three Months

A credit will also be applied to affected rate-payers.

Commercial rates are being waived in Westmeath for three months.

The local authority is making the decision following a directive from government that all businesses forced to close should be exempt from the payment dating from March 27th. 

A credit of 25% of the 2020 rates demand will also be applied to the account of each affected rate-payer. 

Jimmy Dalton, Head of Finance at Westmeath County Council says it's a welcome development:

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