Fabian Demicoli

GRTU requests clarifications on CVA


GRTU has last
week written to Hon Joe Mizzi Minister for Transport and Infrastructure asking
for a meeting to clarify the recent revisions of the CVA. Upon introduction of
the new revisions to the CVA scheme announced in the Budget 2014 speech GRTU
and its members immediately came out supporting the revision. We, our members
and many others however were under the impression that this would mean that no
CVA would be charged after 14.00hrs.

Three
months from the introduction of the revision, GRTU is receiving various
complaints from shop owners, employees, etc… saying they are still being
charged CVA after 14.00 hrs. After having enquired GRTU learned that only those
parking into Valletta after 14.00 are not charged, while those that came in an
hour or so earlier are charged normally for the rest of the day.

Do we
want to force people that are parked in Valletta to go out of the CVA zone and
in again at 14.00 to benefit from the waiver? One reason why we were pleased
with the change was that people could come in and have lunch or a snack and
spend time in Valletta shopping after. This was the change we were in favour of
to really boost business and encourage people to come in. 

GRTU
stated that we feel people have been misled and something needs to be done to
address this.

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