Reduced VAT rate help create jobs in food and tourism sectors in Co Tipperary


Five new jobs have been created in the food, tourism and hospitality sectors in Tipperary since the reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced in July 2011.

The figures have been published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland.

On a national basis, the organisation claims that 21,633 new direct jobs have been created.

The organisation’s chief executive Adrian Cummins said that the figure given is a conservative one and when the multiplier effect is included, which includes indirect jobs created, the number is even more impressive with 1,073 jobs created in Co. Tipperary as a result of the VAT reduction and 31,584 jobs were filled nationwide.