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Galway Chamber calls on businesses input for Budget 2021

Galway Chamber would like to hear from businesses – from every sector, large and small, rural and urban – to form our priorities and policy options for our Pre-Budget Submission 2021 to government.

2020 hasn’t worked out as we would have liked. The COVID-19 crisis has delivered a sharp shock to Galway’s economy and society. All parts of our society have been impacted and virtually every sector of the economy is grappling with issues and trying to figure out what the future holds.

Budget 2021 is critical to our recovery, as we now work towards rebuilding the economy.

Speaking on the importance of the upcoming Budget, Galway Chamber President, J.P. Gilmartin, said ‘Never has there been a more important Budget than the upcoming October Budget for 2021. The budget announcements in October must build on the Government’s July stimulus plan and lay a solid foundation to meet head on the inevitable economic challenges to be faced by businesses in the months and years ahead.’

Kenny Deery, CEO, Galway Chamber, added ‘We encourage all businesses to engage with us. We need to hear what their challenges are and what our priorities should be for 2021. Not even after the last recession, were we entering a more precarious and uncertain time than now. Thus, government needs to listen to and understand the voice of the business community’.

Please send all your Budget 2021 contributions to budget@galwaychamber.com by Friday 4th September 2020.