The GRTU will be taking legal action over the utility bills and has directed its members to only partially pay the bills sent by Enemalta.
Malta Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprise (GRTU) President Paul Abela said this during the chamber’s annual general meeting on Sunday.
The government knows it is wrong on this issue, Mr Abela said adding that GRTU lawyers and accountants have concluded that the bills should be lower.
The GRTU therefore called on its members to check which units on their bill actually reflect their consumption and multiply the number by 13 euro cents and to pay only that. Any amount above that will be contested in court, the GRTU said.
The GRTU also called on government to develop a stronger plan to counter the international financial crisis as what government has proposed till now makes sense for ‘normal’ times.
The GRTU appealed for the government to stop imposing burdens. Mr Abela in fact asked for an extension for the settlement of bills such as V.A.T, Income Tax, social contributions and payments to be made to public entities like Enemalta and the Water Services Corporation so as to allow enterprises a better cash flow. This is being done by other European governments, he insisted.
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