Arrangements Relating to Commercial Rates and Covid-19
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:08:00 BST
On Tuesday 24th March 2020 the following direction was issued by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government relating to commercial rates and the impacts on businesses affected by COVID-19.
“The Government has agreed with the County and City Management Association that local authorities should defer rates payments due form businesses most immediately impacted by COVID-19, primarily in the retail, hospitality, leisure and childcare sectors, for at least a 3-month period.”
Galway County Council acknowledges and understands the severe impact the COVID-19 has had and is having on a wide range of businesses.
In line with the Government direction we will be deferring rates payments due from any Ratepayer impacted by COVID-19 for the period to the end of June.
The Council will also suspend the issuing of all legal proceedings during this period.
Any Ratepayer in a position to pay their rates should continue to do so.
We urge those experience difficulty to contact their Revenue Collector at 091 509034 or e-mail email@example.com
Please note the Council`s Local Enterprise Office continues to provide a range of supports, details of which are available via the following link ; https://www.localenterprise.ie/Galway