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Retail Sales Press Release

RETAIL SECTOR NEEDS BUDGET BOOST

At the release of the CSO Retail Sales figures for August today (28th September), ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, highlights the need to have a progressive budget for the SME sector. The Association has called on the Government to reduce the employers PRSI rate to offset the recent wage increases.

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BANKS SLIPPING BACK INTO ‘OLD WAYS’

Friday 16th September, 2016 Delays in bank decision time not acceptable. 26% of SME applicants still waiting for decision. Refusal rate still too high at 36%. Access to credit continues to be a pivotal issue for SMEs. SME demand for
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ISME News

Weekly News 12th September 2016

ISME Weekly News September 12th 2016, CLICK HERE. Read the latest press releases and check out other upcoming events including the updated ISME Skillnet training schedule.

Inflation

RISING BUSINESS COSTS STALLING RECOVERY

Unjustified increases in business costs are stifling growth in the Irish economy

Insurance Industry

ISME CALLS FOR FULL INVESTIGATION INTO INSURANCE INDUSTRY

Once more we come to the conclusion that without adequate and reliable figures from the insurance industry we cannot accept their assertions as to the causes for the increases

ISME

ISME LAUNCHES AUTUMN BRIEFING SESSIONS

ISME Briefing Sessions promise to give sharp, practical and vital insights into the economy and assist SME owners in growing their business.

ISME News

Weekly News 5th September 2016

ISME Weekly News September 5th 2016, CLICK HERE. Read the latest press releases and check out other upcoming events including the updated ISME Skillnet training schedule.

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MADCAP WAGE DEMANDS COULD WRECK RECOVERY

At the release of the latest CSO Live Register figures today (1st September) ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, welcomed the reduction in unemployment but cautioned against any let-up in the drive for cost control and productivity across the economy.

Business Costs 1

BUSINESS COSTS HINDERING JOB CREATION

At the announcement of the monthly unemployment figures released by the CSO, today (30th August) ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association called on the Government to focus its attention on the rising cost of business, which is undermining job creation.The Association drew attention to the slowdown in job creation and the fact that Ireland’s economy is described as ‘high cost, rising slowly’ and our consumer prices remain over 20% above the euro area average.

Retail Press Release 2

RISING BUSINESS COSTS STILL A MAJOR CAUSE FOR CONCERN

While welcoming the increased Retail Sales figures for July, from the CSO, released today (29th August), ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, cautioned against any excessive optimism, as the figures are still well below pre-crash figures. The Association called on Government to address the increasing cost burden on retailers, in insurance, rents and local charges, to ensure the continued employment of the 275,000 in the sector.

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