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