Scheme to reduce vacant property rates

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleShannon figures soarNext articleWind weather alert downgraded John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Printcenter_img NewsScheme to reduce vacant property ratesBy John Keogh – January 15, 2015 690 TAGSbusinessCllr James Collinscommercial rateslimerickLimerick City and County Councilvacant properties Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick County Council meet for the last time after 115 years in existence A NEW Business Incentive Scheme aimed at providing some financial relief for the owners of vacant properties was introduced as part of Limerick City and County Council’s 2015 budget.Rather than a universal bill of 50 per cent of the going annual commercial rate, as had already been the case in Limerick city, a sliding scale of charges will now be introduced.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a move that is aimed at softening the blow for the owners of smaller or rural commercial properties, charges will now be dependent on the rate that the property would be liable for if it was occupied.Properties that incur a commercial rate of less than €2,500 will now pay nothing, those liable for rates of €2,500 to €9,999 will pay 50 per cent, while those eligible for rates in excess of €10,000 will pay 75 per cent of the commercial rate.It is hoped that the scheme will be of benefit to the owners of small businesses that have ceased trading, who do not have the means to pay high commercial rates.Cllr James Collins, leader of the Fianna Fáil metropolitan group, told the Limerick Post: “The rationale behind this is there is a belief that there are people who own large commercial properties in the city centre, and they’re happy to sit on those properties and leave them vacant rather than allowing their competitors to move in.“So we asked if we could devise a sliding scale where the larger properties pay a higher percentage and smaller properties with a smaller rental value pay a lower percentage, if any.” Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

HR spend to be slimmed down by going online

first_imgHR spend to be slimmed down by going onlineOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Cable& Wireless will cut its HR costs by a third in three years as a result ofits e-HR programme, which has been rolled out in the US, the UK and Japan.MartinReddington, programme director of e-HR Transformation at the globaltelecommunications group, said by 2004 the business expects to pay £1,500 perhead for HR. The current cost is £2,300, including training and recruitment.Atthe HR Summit 2001 in Switzerland last week he said the 400-strong HRdepartment will be “slimmed down”. The company is in talks with staffrepresentatives about numbers.Reddingtonsaid, “If you have some e-HR function and retain the existing head count thereis something wrong in the equation.”Thee-HR programme – called Hrxpress – takes in personnel administration andtransactions like assessment and development, performance management and rewardmanagement. Areas specific to different countries like labour laws are stillcarried out by the back offices. “Wehave been working on this for eight months and it has been a massive learningcurve. Everyone in the team has been trying to secure the best process for thebusiness across the globe,” Reddington said.Inthe UK the take-up of Hrxpress was 35 per cent of the 9,000 staff in the firstfew days. In Japan, there was 100 per cent take-up in the first week. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more