Urgent meeting to be held with Belfast retailers

An urgent meeting has been called by Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce, with retailers to discuss the downturn in trade over the Christmas period, and the continued hardship suffered by the business community.

It will be held on Wednesday at what was once the most bombed hotel in Europe, the Europa, in Belfast city centre.

There is no doubt that the past two months have been incredibly difficult for traders in Belfast.

We want to hear the first-hand experience of businesses, along with their views and opinions on the current crisis.

– Joe Jordan, Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce president