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Overview of ISMEs Lobbying Activity

As the only independent voice for the SME sector, ISME's objective is to represent the needs of its Members. We actively communicate and engage with key government departments and decision makers on the issues impacting micro, small and medium sized enterprises.

This engagement is done through various channels. We sit on key working groups and steering committees including Retail and Town Centre Renewal Working Group, the Advisory body on small businesses, the National Strategic Retail Theft Forum, and other committees that deal with as Brexit and Global challenges, Procurement and Crime.

Lobbying Activity

'We need to bring VAT back to 21% and we need to tackle rising costs of insurance, rates, energy & more to remain competitive...'

ISME CEO, Neil McDonnell

Speaking in March 2021
Current Issues
In addition to the services that ISME provides to its members, the Association continually raises a range of issues pertaining to competitive...
Policy Submissions
ISME often makes submissions to government on different topics which are relevant to its lobbying. Department Submissions   Department of...
Our Achievements
ISME is lobbying on behalf of SMEs. The following are some of the more recent achievements: Taxation ISME conducted an...