GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO REDUCE LIVING COSTS

ISME, Thursday 13th October 2016. High services inflation, driven by insurance, banking and legal fees. Government inaction driving up costs.    Budget 2017 a missed opportunity.       At the release of the CSO inflation figures for September, today (13th October) ISME, the Irish
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GOVERNMENT INACTION THREATENS RECOVERY

 ISME, Thursday 11th August 2016. Insurance, Banking and Legal fees increases driving Services inflation. Government intervention either non-existent or shambolic. Sterling devaluation can only be addressed by cost control. At the release of the latest CSO Inflation Figures today (11th August),
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BUSINESS COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE

ISME called on the new government to prioritise the reduction of business costs as competitiveness is in serious risk of continued erosion as the economy returns to growth. The Association expressed concerns over the incessant barrage from the trades unions for increases in wages and warned the administration to stand firm.

NEGLIGIBLE INFLATION DISGUISES LOSS OF COMPETITIVENESS

ISME, Thursday 7th April 2016. Industrial unrest and political uncertainty causing slowdown. Decline in competitiveness hindering small business. Business costs must be reduced to assist exporters.  ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, commented on the latest CSO Inflation Figures
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