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BUSINESS COSTS MUST BE REDUCED

11th May, 2017 Failure to contain business cost will retard job growth   At the release of the CSO inflation figures for April, today (11th May) ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association warns against the continued rise in
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GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

May 10th, 2017 Government’s handling of the jobs situation improves Small enterprises least satisfied with government Handling of business costs most unsatisfactory Construction sector most satisfied with the government ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, published the results
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ISMEs LOCAL AUTHORITY COMMERCIAL RATES SURVEY RESULTS

4th May, 2017 61% of SMEs to see an increase to their rates On average these increase will be 95% 54% to appeal rates evaluation 92% of respondents make up small businesses Ulster businesses on average pay the highest in
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HIGH BUSINESS COSTS HURT JOB CREATION

 3rd May, 2017 Rising commercial rates, insurance and wages reduce job creation Government must prioritise business and cost-of-living reductions ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (May 3rd) acknowledges the reduction in the unemployment rate, but highlights the
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ISME WELCOMES UEAPME PRESIDENT RABMER-KOLLER TO DUBLIN

28th April, 2017 ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (April 28th) was delighted to welcome UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller to its offices in Dublin. The meeting addressed a full agenda, exploring businesses networking opportunities for ISME members
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NO IMPROVEMENT IN PAYMENTS TO SME’s

27th April 2017 Credit days remain unchanged at 59 days. Dublin businesses waiting longest to be paid. 70% of businesses experience delays of 2 months or more. 83% of SMEs would favour a statutory 30 day payment regime. The ISME
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ISME’s BUSINESS TRENDS REPORT

24th April, 2017 Increase in 5 out of 12 confidence indicators. 35% of businesses will not increase pay this year. Current Exports down & Export Expectations drop by 19%. Brexit biggest concern among SMEs.   The results of the ISME
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GOVERNMENT ACTION NEEDED ON EU TENDERING OPPORTUNITIES

20th April, 2017 Government must assist SMEs in EU tenders Nominate one agency to drive international tender openings Last month, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association identified that billions of euro in tendering opportunities would open in the
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RISING RATES IMPACTING EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

4th March 2017, Current Valuations Act ‘unfit for purpose’ ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association today (April 4th) acknowledges the fall in the unemployment rate, but highlights its concern at the rising commercial rates in the SME sector.
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WILDCAT TOTALLY UNJUSTIFIED

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, today (March 31st) condemns the secondary picketing by Bus Eireann workers of Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann depots.  The Association calls for an immediate end to these wildcat actions, and for the
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