The team including Annemarie Harte, CEO and Jim Copeland, Head of Member Relations and HAI Treasurer Alex Taylor (Uppercross Enterprises) and National Council member Heather Graham (Maurice Graham Ltd) presented policy options and took questions for 45 minutes in front of the committee who thanked the team for their attendance. Peadar Tóibín TD acknowledged that HAI had given a ‘fantastic presentation’ and the team took questions on items such as e-commerce in the sector, cross border VAT issues and an extension of the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme.
Policy proposals from HAI included:
The team was asked to prepare a report for the committee on cross border VAT issues for submission early in the New Year. The full transcript of the committee presentation and questions and answers is available here.