Overview of ISMEs Lobbying Activity
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 such as Procurement and Crime.
'We need to bring VAT back to 21% and we need to tackle rising costs of insurance, rates, energy & more to remain competitive...'
ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell