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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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WE NEED TO GET REAL ABOUT THE PUBLIC SERVICES CARD (PSC)

31st August 2017 Conflation of the Public Service card contrived and dishonest. ISME supports the Commissioner’s call for a comprehensive set of FAQs in relation to the PSC. Tax payers are entitled to know that their money is being spent
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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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INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE MUST BE THE PRIORITY FOR GOVERNMENT

25th August, 2017 Government must target infrastructure at 4% of GNI*. Cost competitiveness must improve. Brexit and a possible ‘hard border’ will create challenges. 36% of SMEs will not increase pay this year.   ISME, the Irish Small and Medium
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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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POTENTIAL ABUSE OF THE PROTECTED DISCLOSURE ACT

10th August Employer discovers ‘coaching’ of one of its employees Misrepresentation of grievances against the spirit and letter of the Protected Disclosure Act ISME calls on the WRC to be vigilant of vexatious claims ISME, the Irish Small and Medium
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