LEGISLATING ABOUT NOTHING

22nd September 2017 Jobs & Enterprise Committee failed to establish a real problem with low-or zero-hour contracts Zero-hours legislation is a knee-jerk reaction to populist claims   ISME, the Irish SME Association today (September 22nd) respond’s to the Taoiseach’s proposal
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PRESIDENT JUNCKER RISKS ALIENATING ALLIES

15th September 2017 Floating tax polices is imprudent. Commission must enforce the existing treaties before suggesting new ones. ISME, the Irish SME Association today (15th September) responded to the ‘state- of-the-union’ address by President Juncker on Wednesday 13th September. While
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E-CRIME REPORT

15 September 2017 81% of businesses have been the victim of E-crime Virus infection and ransoms increase 98% would like to see an E-crime body established 20% of businesses do not change their passwords regularly   ISME, the Irish SME
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CRIME AGAINST BUSINESS WORSENS

13th September 2017 35% of businesses have been targeted by criminal activity Dublin businesses most impacted by crime Most common crime is burglary 24% businesses do not report crimes. 35% of businesses have never received crime reduction advice   ISME,
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WE MUST CHANGE OUR ATTITUDES TO APPRENTICESHIPS

5th September 2017 Long term unemployment figures a cause of concern. Skills gap must be addressed. ISME, the Irish SME Association at the release of the latest CSO unemployment figures today (5th September) acknowledges the drop in the unemployment levels,
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BUDGET 2018 MUST PROTECT THE RETAIL SECTOR

Budget 2018 needs to Brexit-proof retail sector. Government must reduce VAT rate from 23% to 21%. Summer discounts improve volume ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, at the release of the CSO retail sales figures for July (28th
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ISME Announces 2017 Annual Conference

ISME (Irish SME Association) have announced details about their 2017 Annual Conference which will take place on Friday, 3rd November. Applying a fresh approach to the content and structure of the event, the conference this year will take place in
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SOFT BORDER DEPENDENT ON EU/UK CUSTOMS ARRANGEMENT

16 August 2017, Border issue dependent on EU/UK customs arrangement Elements of UK policy documents contradictory ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (August 16th), in response to the British Government’s policy papers on future Customs arrangements and
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