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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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Improvement in government satisfaction ratings

8th August Medium sized enterprises most satisfied with government Handling of business costs remains a concern Construction sector most satisfied with Government performance Retail sector least satisfied with Government performance ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, published the
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PAYMENT TO SMEs WORSENS IN Q2

2nd August, 2017 Credit days deteriorate to 61 days. Dublin and Ulster businesses waiting longest to be paid. 77% of businesses experience delays of 2 months or more. 73% of SMEs would favour a statutory 30 day payment regime The ISME
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COMPETITIVENESS KEY TO JOB CREATION

1st August, 2017 Pro-enterprise budget key to job creation Cost competitiveness must be strengthened Youth unemployment increases   ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (1st August), noted the increase in the unemployment rate. The Association highlights the
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PRE-BUDGET SUBMISSION 2018

31st July 2017 Budget 2018 must protect employment in the SME sector Capital expenditure must take priority over increasing current expenditure ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, today (31st July) presented its pre-budget submission to Minister for Finance
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Wage increase will undermine retail sector

28th July, 2017 Budget 2018 needs to be pro-retail ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, at the release of the CSO retail sales figures for June (28th July), raises concerns at the drop in monthly sales. The Association
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CONFIDENCE IN THE SME SECTOR WANES

21st July 2017 Decrease in 7 out of 12 confidence indicators. 36% of businesses will not increase pay this year. Export Expectations drop by 24%. 55% state Brexit will have a negative impact on their bottom line. 43% of companies
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TIME FOR THE THREE EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES ON THE LPC TO RESIGN

19th July, 2017 Low Pay Commissions recommendations unsupported by evidence. Wage increases must be based on productivity. ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (19th July) calls on the three employer representatives on the Low Pay Commission to
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The Case for a Perjury Act

• ISME calls on Dáil to introduce a Perjury Act • A perjury statute will change judicial culture ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (June 22nd) launched its policy document on the need for a Perjury Act.
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