Business chiefs urge tax cuts to create jobs.
Byline: JAMES WARD
A BUSINESS group has urged the Government to reduce taxes to promote job creation.
In a pre-Budget submission, Chambers Ireland said the coalition has an opportunity to balance economic growth across the country.
Chief executive Ian Talbot said: "While some regions and sectors of the economy have seen a nascent recovery, there are many areas still facing tough economic conditions.
"Government must ensure that measures introduced in Budget 2015 support local economic development, encourage job creation and promote balanced growth.
"It is vital that no new taxes are introduced in Budget 2015. Certain taxes should be reduced.
"The current system of social welfare must continue to be reformed to help people break their dependency on welfare and support them in moving to part time or full time employment."