RGDATA raises high business costs in political meetings
RGDATA has continued a round of high-level political meetings to press retailers concerns about the increasing costs of business.
Last week RGDATA met with Minister Jennifer Carroll MacNeill to highlight retailers concerns about the impact of rising employment costs on the viability of RGDATA member shops.
The meeting, which was attended by a delegation comprising RGDATA members from the Minister’s constituency led by RGDATA Board Director and Super Valu retailer, Rachel Twomey, highlighted the additional cost implications of the increased National Minimum Wage, and the changes to statutory sick pay and pension auto-enrolment costs. Retailers also highlighted their concerns to the Minister about the impact of crime, high insurance costs and the damaging impacts on shops of new active travel schemes being undertaken by local authorities.