A major employer in Northern Ireland says its business is threatened by proposed rises in energy costs to fund grants for onshore wind farms.
This is exactly the news that the people in Northern Ireland,or any other part of the UK want to hear?
Michelin Tyres Plc, who are based in Ballymena, County Antrim, are concerned about the financial impact the subsidies that they may have to pay for wind turbines,are having on its energy bills.
This is exactly the opposite as to what the UK government should be thinking about. They are trying to place increasing burdens on UK businesses in the form of green taxes .
Even small businesses have to pay taxes on their fuel bills, which are supposed to go towards paying for greener energy in the future, but i doubt this very much.
it is the same scenario as the car taxes that we pay?They were supposed to go into road building and improvements, but we all know that they do not.
My warning to the legislators is to take notice of what these large employers are saying?
Michelin tyres plc will not think twice about pulling out of northern Ireland, i believe that they received massive subsidies, to move there in the first place.
Anything that affects the Michelin tyres prices, will give them an excuse to move to a cheaper tyre producing country.
So think twice Northern Ireland?