Listowel Business and Community Alliance calls for more support

Listowel Business and Community Alliance is calling for support from local representatives due to the coronavirus outbreak.

They say businesses are facing a battle to keep morale going following a number of issues in recent months including Brexit, almost weekly severe weather warnings, increases in rates, energy and insurance costs, and now COVID-19.

They say this is an unprecedented period of difficulty affecting small businesses and strong support is needed from the Government to ensure an effective recovery.

Chairperson of Listowel Business and Community Alliance, Rose Wall is calling for a reduction of VAT, a pause on rates and water charges, and flexibility from banks on payments to sustain local businesses.