20 business establishments in Valletta are being sacked. They and their employees have a dismal future. Government has decided to spend €80m of the tax payers` money so that our beloved members of parliament can deliver their services in a more comfortable building.
Valletta will now have a signature building and square by the famous architect Renzo Piano. This is good news. This is at the expense of business. This is bad news.
In the current economic situation it makes no sense for Government to continue to insist on the increase projected in the Utility Tariffs. Presently this is not the priority item for Malta and other EU Member States.
Current oil prices make it easier for Government to drastically redesign the Electricity Tariffs. The system that apparently found favour with Trade Unions, based on Eco Reductions or Rebates and a higher per capita unit threshold, is not acceptable. To GRTU this is not fit to the current economic situation faced by SME s and Maltese Households.
Tuesday 16th December 2008
8.30 - 13.30
Venue to be announced
Facing Today's Economic Realities
Bringing home the European Reality to Small Businesses
The conference will be also addressed by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and the Leader of the Opposition Joseph Muscat.
A reception will be held afterwards
This is your opportunity to make your voice heard! Don't be passive, don't let people decide your business future, participate and take your future into your hands.
Bookings: 21 232 881 / 3
As European Governments are doing their utmost to support enterprise to enable employers to fall drastic negative effect of a rapidly encroaching of an extensive economic recession the Government of Malta continues in its strategy of imposing more and more pain on more and more small businesses.
The next of the chopping block are small businesses operating from a rented commercial property and who do not have the necessary contractual protection.
GRTU is very pleased in learning the system discussed regarding the new VAT service has now been introduced.
VAT-registered persons can now receive an SMS or email reminder when their tax returns are due.