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Concern over hike to business water rates

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Margaret Ritchie MP has expressed concern at NI Water's announcement that it is to increase non-domestic water charges from this Saturday (1 April).

Ms Ritchie said: "I have made representations to NI Water to seek mitigation measures for those businesses that are already dealing with rate and other increases, which are placing them under great financial strain.

I am concerned that this increase will be an additional financial burden on many of our local small businesses, including those in the farming and fishing sectors in what continues to be a difficult economic period in the wake of Brexit negotiations.

”I would ask NI Water to look for more efficiency savings that can then be used to alleviate the financial burdens facing the agricultural, fishing and other business sectors."

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