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04 April 2017

FSB welcome rates relief extension as “vital life-support” to many Northern Ireland SMEs

FSB has welcomed the laying of a Statutory Rule which extends Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) up to March 2018. 

Northern Ireland’s largest business organisation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been at the forefront of calling for this “vital life-support” to small businesses to be extended amidst a period of rising costs and uncertainty within the business sector. 

Responding to the news, Wilfred Mitchell OBE, FSB Northern Ireland Policy Chair said: 

“The extension of the SBRR avoids large, unexpected increases in the rates bills of around 20,000 small businesses across Northern Ireland and, crucially, a doubling of the bills for thousands of our very smallest businesses. 

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