Business communtiy hopes for reduction in rate and water charges

There are hopes among the business community in Kerry today that a new campaign by the employers body IBEC will lead to a reduction in council rate and water charges. A list of proposals to be put to the government are due to be announced at a press conference today. The General Multiplier when calculating rates in Tralee is one of the highest in the country at over 74 euro.This figure is multiplied by the rate valuation of property which is determined in Dublin and depends on the location of businesses. IBEC says the government should introduce a series of reforms to cut rates and water charges.