10 – 18 January 2001

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Developments expected in Bay Street Sunday shopping controversy
The Home Affairs minister Tonio Borg has told the Association of General Retailers and Traders that there will be developments over the Bay Street shopsĖ Sunday opening controversy, but it has not yet been revealed what course of action will be taken

Good sales for satellite business
Satellite dealers have once again slammed the government over applications for permits to the Planning Authority for installing digital dishes.

MTA contribution increases, untimely for leisure industry
While some business owners have seen only minor increases to their MTA contributions, contributions now payable by others have become tremendous and have come about at a rather inopportune moment ­ during the low season. By David Lindsay

Good reports on January sales, despite greater competition
More shops may be opening, including new complexes, such as Bay Street and the Embassy, but many retailers still seem to be satisfied with business over the Christmas period and the beginning of the January sales. By Nadine Brincat

VAT fines reaping rewards
Fines collected by the VAT Department last year amounted to thousands of Malta liri.
In fact last year 39 sittings regarding VAT and another 22 sittings regarding CET were held at the Law Courts last year



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