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Chamber puts electoral focus on e-commerce

The Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce has published its wish list ahead of the October 17 election, with a focus on the implementation of e-commerce.

This, the business organisation said, would greatly improve efficiency, saving time and money for business as well as for the government.

Other areas which the Chamber would like to see addressed include the deployment of more labour inspectors to go out and fine unregistered employees as well as the re-establishment of the whistle-blowers telephone hotline to report illegal workers anonymously.

The Chamber has also called for a continued commitment to reduce government arrears and recover the monies owed to government and the introduction of means testing for government subsidies such as housing to ensure a fairer allocation of the government’s resources goes to the most needy.

Other areas mooted by the Chamber include tourism related issues, a strategy for the future of the wholesale and retail sectors, and the introduction of parcel handling fees.

On Brexit, the Chamber has called for the setting up a bailout fund for businesses at risk of post Brexit collapse.

“Such a fund would help vulnerable businesses which, although they may be viable in the long run, will face particular difficulties and/or cash flow problems in the aftermath of Brexit,” the organisation said.