Retail Supports Needed To Save Midlands Towns - Mullingar Chamber

The organisation is calling for supports from the Government.

The government will have to move to support local retail if our towns are to survive.

That's the message from the Mullingar Chamber for Economic Development, Investment and Tourism as the smaller scale companies struggle to adapt to rising employment costs.

Recently introduced measures include a recent rise in the minimum wage and an incoming increase in statutory sick leave days.

Some measures being considered to support smaller businesses include changes to the threshold rates for employers' PRSI and a pause on the introduction of increased sick leave.

Spokesperson for Mullingar Chamber for economic development, investment and Tourism, John Geoghegan says something needs to be done soon:

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