VAT and TBESS extensions welcome but challenges remain

The extension of the hospitality 9% VAT rate for a further six months and changes to Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS), making it easier for more publicans to qualify, have been welcomed by the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI). The Federation says the announcements will help ease the financial burden on its members over […]

Proposed legislation threatens rural pubs – VFI

The Sale of Alcohol Bill has the potential to undermine the entire rural pub trade and unless some sections of the Bill are altered many family-run businesses will close, says the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland. While many elements within the Sale of Alcohol Bill are welcomed by the trade, publicans are concerned by the proposal […]