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Confidence in the SME sector declines
May 4, 2018
10 out of 12 confidence indicators decline. Business confidence drops by 8%. 32% will increase pay by 2.5% to 5%.…
The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform must stand firm on public service pay demands
April 27, 2018
We must not repeat the mistakes of the past Ireland’s public servants are among the best paid in Europe Resisting…
ISME has developed a guide with support and advice for SMEs during the COVID-19 outbreak. The guide contains government supports and practical tools for you and your staff.
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Meaningful engagement is needed from the Oireachtas on insurance reform
April 18, 2018
Reform of our personal injuries system is glacially slow Oireachtas must engage meaningfully with the Alliance for Insurance Reform ISME…
Are employers doing enough to employ people with a disability?
April 6, 2018
Misconception that employing people with disabilities is costly. Investment in diversity and inclusion increases revenue for all businesses. Launch of…
Access to finance must be less restrictive for SME’s
March 26, 2018
Loan refusal rates decrease from 32% to 24%. SME demand for credit drops from 42% to 31%. 49% stated that…
Extreme weather bill will make bad law
March 18, 2018
Bill does not consider impact on SMEs We cannot regulate everything by law ISME considers the introduction of an offence…
PSO Levy Review
March 15, 2018
The PSO levy has increased by over 270% since 2013 Independent review into the efficacy of wind generated power and…
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