In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription 2015
SFA Annual Conference – 10th June
SFA Submission on Mandatory Pension Proposal
The New Companies Act 2014 - With effect from the 1st June
HSA launches free on-line Health and Safety Courses for Small Business
Ibec Economic Outlook Report
Employment of Young Persons
Work Permit and Visa Reform - Trusted Partner Initiative
ThinkBusiness.ie - “Go To” Digital Destination for Irish Businesses
"Giving and Gaining - How Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland"
Events
SFA Employment Law Conference 2015 – Your Essential Road Map
 
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SFA Annual Lunch 2015 - Date for your Diary
 
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2016 Programme
 
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The New Companies Act 2014 - With effect from the 1st June
 

The new Companies Act 2014 was signed into law on the 23rd December last and is taking effect on the 1st June.  It affects all companies and both simplifies existing law and consolidates it from 32 pieces of legislation to 1. It is now modelled on the smaller private company rather than the large plc and so is more user friendly, modern and significantly less bureaucratic. However it does require companies to decide on what structure is best for them and to take steps to replace their existing rules with a new simplified shorter constitutional document.

There is a guidance booklet available to members to explain the changes which you can download by clicking here.