SOME PROGRESS MADE ON THE COST OF INSURANCE

15th January 2018 Justice Kearns acknowledges many of the issues afflicting SME’s ISME highlights four areas of change Statutory offence of perjury needed   ISME, the Irish SME Association today (15th January) welcomes the views expressed recently by Justice Nicholas
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REPORT: BUSINESSES UNPREPARED FOR GDPR

12th January 2018 82% of businesses are aware of GDPR 62% of businesses cannot name any changes GDPR will bring 70% of business have not identified the steps needed to be GDPR compliant ISME, the Irish SME Association today (12th
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CHANGES TO PROPERTY TAX WELCOME

8th January 2018 Minister should reconsider commercial rates on the same basis as Local Property Tax Budget 2019 may be the last opportunity for this Government to reform commercial rates system ISME, the Irish SME Association today (8th January) welcomes
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ISME CALLS FOR GREATER SUPPORT FOR RETAIL SECTOR

5th January 2018 Business costs impacting retail sector Consumer sentiment down New commercial rates evaluation system is needed ISME, the Irish SME Association today (January 5th) at the release of the November retail sales index calls on the Government and
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WELCOME DECREASE IN BANK REFUSAL RATES

7th December 2017 Loan refusal rates decrease from 39% to 32%. SME demand for credit increases from 34% to 38%. 51% stated that banks are making it more difficult to access finance. Businesses waiting on average 6 weeks from decision
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THE REAL COST OF OUR COMPENSATION CULTURE

30th November 2017 Excessive pay-outs are cultivating a compo culture Future local events damaged by unjustified claims ISME, the Irish SME Association, today (30th November) highlights the real cost of our compensation culture on everyday life and the other costs
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