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Congratulations to ISME Member Codex who obtained ISO27001 Certification

Led by their IT manager, Olivia Daly, Codex had to review and update all its processes to ensure a secure exchange of information throughout the entire business, including all their digital platforms. They are proud to be one of the
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Minimum wage

INFLATIONARY PRESSURES IMPACTING BUSINESS

19th January 2017. Government influenced cost account for 48% of CPI. 30% of members experiencing plus 6% increases in transport costs. At the release of the CSO inflation figures for December, today (19th January) ISME, the Irish Small & Medium
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Brexit

IRELANDs BUSINESSES MUST PREPARE FOR A HARD BREXIT

18th January, 2017 Businesses, citizens and Government must be prepared for a hard Brexit SMEs must prepare for currency fluctuations. 52% of SMEs will be impacted negatively by Brexit. ISME in response to the Theresa Mays speech yesterday on its
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MOTOR INSURANCE REPORT FALLS SHORT OF WHAT IS REQUIRED

Report fails to meaningfully tackle the high cost of insurance. Concerns over self-regulated industries.  ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association in response to the Government’s Working Group Report on the cost of insurance, highlights some of its concerns
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Brexit

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP NEEDED FOR 2017: ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY AND BREXIT BIGGEST CONCERN FOR SMEs

Decrease in 8 out of 12 confidence indicators. 52% of SMEs expect Brexit to have a negative effect on profits. Services and Manufacturing sectors confidence is up. The results of the ISME Quarterly Business Trends Survey for the final quarter
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GOVERNMENTS NEW YEARS RESOLUTION SHOULD BE TO REDUCE THE COST OF LIVING

Cost of living needs to be addressed. Rents, transport and insurance increases unjustified. The monthly Live Register figures released by the CSO today (6th January) were cautiously welcomed by ISME. The Association welcomes this drop but highlights that 2017 provides
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Retail Press Release 2

BUSINESS OVERHEADS STILL A MAJOR CONCERN

Cost of doing business is impacting retail sector. Annual increase in Volume and Value welcomed. With the release of the CSO retail sales figures for November on 5th January, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, welcomed the increase
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DIVERSIFYING PATHWAYS TO EMPLOYMENT

22nd December 2016 Too much emphasis on university qualifications in Ireland. Greater need for skills, apprenticeships and work-based learning programmes.   ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association welcomes the adoption of the initiative by the Advisory Committee on
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2017

OPPORTUNITY FOR GOVERNMENT TO START AFRESH IN 2017

 22nd December, 2016 In 2017 focus must be on reducing the cost of living. Government’s handling of jobs situation the only positive. Government should ‘Think Small First’. ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, published the results of its
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business costs

SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN PAYMENTS TO SMEs

Credit days have decreased to 59 days. Munster businesses waiting longest to be paid. 71% of businesses experience delays of 2 months or more. The ISME Credit Watch Survey for the fourth quarter of 2016, was published today 19th December.
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