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

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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.