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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…
Cautious welcome for PIAB bill
August 16, 2018
According to the Cost of Insurance Working Group (CIWG) PIAB settles only 20% to 30% of claims 60% to 70%…
Budget 2019 must invest in indigenous economy
August 14, 2018
Business confidence drops by 5%. Brexit and economic uncertainty biggest issue for SMEs 28% of businesses have inadequate broadband. 58%…
ISME’s pre-budget 2019 submission
May 31, 2018
31st May 2018 Spending on infrastructure should be prioritised Current Further Education and Training regime is not consistent with activating…
Government satisfaction continues to improve
May 31, 2018
31st May 2018 Small sized enterprises most satisfied with government Micro businesses least satisfied with government performance Governments handling of…
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