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Increased Demand for Credit by SMEs
October 18, 2018
  Loan refusal rates decrease from 36% to 29%. SME demand for credit increases to 36%. 17% waiting longer than…
ISME welcome Perjury and Related Offences Bill
October 18, 2018
ISME, the Irish SME Association today (18th October) expressed delight at the introduction of the Perjury and Related Offences Bill…
Employers advised to prepare for Storm Callum
October 11, 2018
  Employers advised to put measures in place to reduce the potential business impact Employers have a duty of care…
ISME’s Budget Response
October 9, 2018
  Increase in national capital expenditure welcome Failure to introduce tax equity for the self-employed disappointing Tweaks to KEEP scheme…
Budget 2019 must foster Indigenous Growth
October 8, 2018
  Key tax recommendations made by Irish Tax Institute should be implemented Reduce the punitive 23% VAT rate to 21%,…
ISME Cautions against Undermining the Personal Injuries Commission
October 2, 2018
  Improper for the legal profession to undermine a substantive study of Ireland’s personal injuries problem, which was unanimously agreed…
ONE-THIRD OF BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CRIME
September 26, 2018
Small improvement on 2017 figures 34% of businesses have been targeted by criminal activity 24% of businesses reported higher insurance…
Recommendations in Personal Injuries Commission Report Not Radical Enough
September 18, 2018
Report can’t explain why Irish awards so much higher than the UK Disastrous if review of quantum passed to Law…
Payment Delays for SMEs Damaging Sector
August 24, 2018
Payment time for SMEs worsens from 52 to 55 days. Businesses in Ulster are waiting longest to be paid at…
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