Belfast software firm hit with 80% bill hike
EAST Belfast software firm Blue Zinc IT has been hit with a more than 80 per cent rise in rates - adding more than £14,000 to its annual bill.
Company director Ronnie Johnston said the rise is "completely unfair". The software firm in Castlereagh Business Park employs 40 people.
Mr Johnston said the increase "is a clear message that Belfast is most certainly not business friendly and feels like a real kick in the teeth, despite our hard work over the years to bring quality long term employment".