Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

London Notebook: Alasdair McDonnell calls for VAT changes

Alasdair McDonnell

Alasdair McDonnell said the UK should look to Dublin for ideas on how to boost the economy.

He told the Commons about the maintenance of low VAT announced in the Irish budget.

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers said: "EU rules mean that we cannot have a different level of VAT in one part of the country, but we will certainly look at the measures introduced by the Irish to see what lessons can be learned."