Drinks Industry Group of Ireland has called on Government to create a ‘Brexit’ Budget that safeguards Ireland’s drinks and hospitality sector;
As UK tourist numbers drop post-Brexit, we need to protect over 210,000 jobs supported by drinks and hospitality sector;
A sustained post-Brexit decline in tourism numbers and an increase in cross border shopping could cost the Irish economy €130 million.
As part of its pre-budget submission, the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), has urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to cut Ireland’s excise tax on alcohol by 15 percent.
In the submission, DIGI calls on the Government to create a ‘Brexit Budget’ focused on safeguarding businesses and industries that are most likely to be affected by Brexit, like those in the drinks and hospitality sector; and to encourage job creation, enterprise and tourism, including through the reduction of excise tax.