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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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.

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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Week 8th – 14th August 2016

FREEFALL FROM SELF-EMPLOYMENT TO UNEMPLOYMENT Irish Times Weekend Review, 13 Aug 2016 Good points from ISME, but not all good! Evening Echo, 13 Aug 2016 Caution on the rise in costs of doing business Limerick Post, 13 Aug 2016 10
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