Calling for review of corporate tax in Ireland
The Irish SME Association (ISME) has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on the matter in light of plans by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to adopt a global minimum corporation tax rate of 15 per cent.
In a letter to the Department of Finance, the association for small and medium-sized enterprises, ISME, has called for an 8 percentage point cut to capital gains tax (CGT) and clarity on what deductions will be available under a global minimum tax rate of 15pc.
Neil McDonnell, the head of Irish small business association, ISME, told the Irish Independent that domestic firms need a capital gains tax cut to remain competitive.
Over the past year, ISME has encouraged consumers to support local businesses, who have suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit associated costs. Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment, which highlights the added benefit of supporting Irish.
The owners of a West Clare art gallery are urging the public to shop local this summer, writes Jessica Quinn.
Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the local community in terms of employment, according to a recent ISME Shop Local Report
Regional Radio coverage on Shop Local
PJ Rigney was interviewed on Joe Finnegan Show with Shannonside FM
Neil McDonnell was interviewed on Shannonside / Northern Sound
Vaccinated and unvaccinated workers may have different entitlement rights to a Covid-19 welfare benefit if they have to stay away from work, according to the small and medium-sized businesses group ISME.
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise association (ISME) issued the call despite civil liberties groups warning it would “discriminate” against unvaccinated people and breach their rights, and the Office of the Data Protection Commission saying people do not have to reveal their private health information.
ISME, the representative body for small and medium businesses in Ireland, said it would be irresponsible for businesses not to ask employees their vaccine status when they returned to offices.
About six in ten businesses surveyed by the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association said they were availing of one of the government wage subsidy schemes.
Back to school
The Hard Shoulder ,Newstalk, 14th July, John Barry on Parental Leave. Listen back