Wexford Chamber with the support of the Wexford People launched the “Shop Local Vouchers” initiative in July 2013, which is proving to be very popular among Wexford consumers and Wexford businesses. Vouchers can be spent in any shop displaying the ‘Wexford Chamber Shop Local Vouchers Accepted Here’ sign and with over 100 shops participating there is a wide choice of purchases and services ranging from clothing, jewellery, beauty, hospitality, car and household fuel and much more.
Wexford Chamber Shop Local Vouchers come in denominations of €10, €25 and €50. The vouchers are presented in a very attractive purpose-designed sleeve and are on sale all year round. Vouchers can be purchased at Wexford Chamber Offices, Hill Street, Wexford, Eircom/Meteor South Main Street, Wexford and Joyces of Wexford, Clonard Retail Park, Wexford.
Vouchers have to be spent locally. A practical gift for family, friends or staff that will encourage and support our retail sector which in turn means supporting local jobs and the livelihoods of many in our town.
We cannot underestimate the effect that choices we make has on our local economy. Every Euro we spend locally has a multiplier effect in our community that benefits us and the local economy. We need to support and value our local shops and businesses as much as possible. The temptation to travel further afield for perceived savings may be there in many people’s minds but Wexford Chamber believe that these so-called savings are not beneficial for our town where we all live and work.
If you are an employer, under the Revenue Commissioners ‘Small Benefit Exemption’ scheme, you can provide employees with a non cash benefit up to the value of €250 once in every tax year. This is exempt from Income Tax, Universal Social Charge (USC) and employee and employer’s PRSI. The Wexford Chamber Shop Local Voucher is an ideal way of suing the Small Benefit Exemption to reward employees as this does not apply to cash or cheques.