ISME’s PRE-BUDGET 2019 SUBMISSION

31st May 2018 Spending on infrastructure should be prioritised Current Further Education and Training regime is not consistent with activating a bigger workforce Implement in full the 20 key tax recommendations made by the Irish Tax Institute   ISME, the
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GOVERNMENT SATISFACTION CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

31st May 2018 Small sized enterprises most satisfied with government Micro businesses least satisfied with government performance Governments handling of business costs ‘unsatisfactory’ Services and Construction sectors least satisfied with government Medium sized enterprises experiences the biggest drop in support
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BUSINESS CASH FLOW CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

22nd May 2018 Credit days improve from 55 to 52 days for businesses. Businesses in Dublin wait longest at 54 days to be paid. 61% of businesses are experiencing delays of 2 months or more. 69% of SMEs would favour
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CONFIDENCE IN THE SME SECTOR DECLINES

4th May 2018 10 out of 12 confidence indicators decline. Business confidence drops by 8%. 32% will increase pay by 2.5% to 5%. 34% of businesses will not be in a position to increase pay. 84% of businesses report an
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