Lobbying

Lobbying

Lobbying

As the only independent voice for the SME sector, ISME's objective is to represent the needs of its Members. We actively communicate and engage with key government departments and decision makers on the issues impacting micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

This engagement is done through various channels. We sit on key working groups and steering committees, such as; Brexit and Global challenges, Retail and Town Centre Renewal Working Group, the Advisory body on small businesses, the National Strategic Retail Theft Forum, and other committees on Procurement and Crime et al.

  • Our Achievements
    We have had a number of successes in the areas of taxation, banking, public procurement, VAT, Company law et al.
  • Current Issues
    Our current campaigns include business cost reductions, introduction of a perjury act, reducing the cost of living, and improving access to financeĀ and more.
  • Budget 2018
    In our pre-budget submission 2018, we outlined 5 key issues impacting the SME sector.
  • Policy Submissions
    We regularly make submissions to the Oireachtas, Government departments and Ministers on relevant issues.