26/09/2014

SDLP Support Fair Rates Campaign

SDLP Foyle representative Pat Ramsey has met with L'Derry city centre traders to show their support for a campaign to strike a fair rate for struggling business owners.

Mr Ramsey said: "It has once again been an eye opening experience to listen to the extreme challenges facing traders in our city. The SDLP will continue to fight for the best deal for those struggling in the current business climate. We are committed to supporting the fair rates campaign and will ensure it is brought to the attention of key decision makers.

"We will be meeting with Finance Minister Simon Hamilton in the coming weeks to give our local retailers in the City Centre the opportunity to put their cases to the Minister, and impress upon him the need for radical change for small traders if they are to remain viable businesses that employ local people."

(CD/JP)

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