Salon owner slams Government decision to increase VAT rate

Rossa Danagher, owner of Rossano’s Hairdressing Salons in Sligo, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon, claims jobs in the industry will be put at risk as a result of the Budget decision to increase the VAT rate from 9% to 13.5% for the hospitality sector. He says the move is short-sighted and does not take into account regional economic factors