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.

Week 1st – 7th August 2016

Business scams on the increase Limerick Post, 06 Aug 2016 Number of under-25s on Live Register nears 40,000 Irish Examiner, 06 Aug 2016 ‘Scam’ warning to Monaghan traders Northern Standard, Page 7, 04 Aug 2016 Retail figures highlight wage rises
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ISME CALLS ON TAOISEACH TO RETAIN MINISTRY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Monday 16th May 2016 Neglected sector deserves Government recognition. 99% of all Irish businesses are SMEs. Sustainable Jobs growth through SME sector needs stimulus. ISME, the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association, has today called on the Taoiseach to ensure
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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.