PN to slash business license fees by 90% in Gozo – Dr Gonzi
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The Prime Minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi attended a coffee morning organised in Marsalforn this morning. He reiterated the Nationalist Party’s commitment to secure the very best for Gozo, with proposals for job creation on the island and more opportunities in education, which was highlighted by the number of proposals made for Gozo to help both businesses and tourism”
Lawrence Gonzi said the PN is proposing that all business licences fees in Gozo will be slashed by 90% in order that businesses in Gozo would have the opportunity to flourish.
Another proposal was that PN would introduce an income tax exemption worth up to €200,000 over three years to any new start-up business in Gozo employing at least two persons in Gozo.
The Prime Minister highlighted the following proposals:
Persons in receipt of a private pension and/or an overseas service pension would nevertheless receive a full social security pension.
Persons with very severe disabilities shall be entitled to a disability pension at least equal to the national minimum wage.
These are available to persons unable to work temporarily as a result of illness or a medical condition. Such pensions will be payable for a maximum 5 years – up from the present three year maximum. They would reflect the recipient’s salary with increases linked to the number of the recipient’s dependents. Recipients would also be entitled to study or to do voluntary work if it would assist their recovery.
Widows’ Pensions Such pensions will be preserved even if the recipient works gainfully.
The also PM reflected on his Government’s tangible achievements in Gozo, including new and improved roads and the new terminals at Mgarr and Cirkewwa.