GRTU has this week met the Hon Christian Cardona as Minister responsible for Small Businesses and presented GRTU's five priorities for Budget 2015.
Minister Cardona welcomed GRTUs contribution to the discussion in the run up to the Budget and said that the proposals presented merit evaluation and serious consideration. The Minister discussed with GRTU Government's financial limitations in changing certain policies however recognized the validity of the arguments and emphasized that he will do his best to find solutions or compromise where possible. GRTU explained that it is aware that there will be important changes directly linked to GRTU's priorities in this year's Budget and that we insist that discussions need to be held and an agreement reached prior to any announcements.
GRTU this year has focused on 5 priorities for Budget 2015: Tackling Unfair competition, Removal of Eco Tax, Reducing the cost of finance, Tackling high trade costs and Reducing high commercial licenses.