Government waives court fees and excise duties for vintners for 2021

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The Minister for Justice, Heather Humphreys TD, and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, TD, are pleased to announce that Government has approved a waiver of court fees and excise duties for vintners for the second consecutive year.

Speaking after Cabinet today, Minister Humphreys said:

“We are waiving these fees and excise duties again in 2021 to support vintners and other licenced premises. I know that the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on their businesses and we are keen to support them in any way we can. This is an important signal of that support.”

“Pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants will all benefit from this measure, helping to stimulate economic activity and employment as the sector returns to activity in line with Government and public health recommendations.”

The Government has today agreed:

1. To waive court fees relating to the renewal of specified pubs and other liquor licences in 2021;
2. To waive excise and stamp duties associated with those court fees for 2021; and
3. To waive excise duty for on-trade liquor licences on renewal in 2021.


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