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Restaurants’ return to 13% IVA creates 53,000 new jobs

In another conflicting piece of news today AHRESP, the association of Portuguese hoteliers, has announced that the government’s ‘reinstatement’ of IVA in the restaurant sector at 13% created 53,000 new jobs between July and September last year. Last week, the same organisation said it was struggling with 40,000 jobs to fill, and that vital investment was being blocked due to lack of available staff.