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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Welcome to the May News Update
 
Covered in this month's edition of the SFA News Update we inform you about our up and coming SFA National Annual Conference 2015 "Boost", which is taking place on the 10th June in The Clyde Court Hotel.  It is a must day out for every small business owner and not to be missed.

We update you on the SFA's position on Mandatory Pension Proposals to the Department of Social Protection, the HSA launch free on-line Health and Safety Courses for Small Business, the recently published Ibec Economic Outlook Report and the Employment of Young Persons during the summer months.

Also in this issue we cover the New Companies Act which comes into effect from the 1st of June,  the Work Permit and Visa Reform - Trusted Partner Initiative, ThinkBusiness.ie which is the "Go to" Digital Destination for Irish Business and a recently published report on how Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland.

Please do keep us informed of any issues that may concern you.

Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director
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SFA Annual Subscription 2015
 

SFA membership is an important asset to your business and if you have not already done so, could I ask you to please remit your annual subscription by return.  My sincere thanks to the many companies who have already responded with their 2015 subscriptions.  As in your own business, we are...

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SFA Annual Conference – 10th June
 
The SFA Annual Conference entitled “BOOST” -  your confidence, your team, your business, our profits” will take place on Wednesday, 10th June 2015 from 8.30-1pm, followed by lunch in the Clyde Court Hotel, Dublin 4.  The period of recession...
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SFA Submission on Mandatory Pension Proposal
 
The SFA outlined its opposition to the introduction of a mandatory pensions regime in a submission to the Universal Retirement Savings Group, which is chaired by the...
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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...
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HSA launches free on-line Health and Safety Courses for Small Business
 
Small business owners and managers face many unique challenges, but one challenge they face in common with their larger counterparts is the obligation to provide a safe and healthy place of work.  To provide assistance...
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Ibec Economic Outlook Report
 
Ibec’s Quarterly Economic Outlook published in April predicts the Irish economy will continue to outperform the...
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Employment of Young Persons
 
Since the beginning of May the SFA has taken a number of calls on the employment of young persons as companies get ready to start recruiting in for the summer month periods.  The employment of children and...
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Work Permit and Visa Reform - Trusted Partner Initiative
 
Under the Trusted Partner Initiative a Person who will make an offer of employment / Employers/Connected Persons and EEA contractors may apply for Trusted Partner status. When Trusted Partner status is granted a unique...
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ThinkBusiness.ie - “Go To” Digital Destination for Irish Businesses
 
ThinkBusiness.ie is designed to be the “Go To” digital destination for Irish Businesses.  It brings together – in one place, and free to access – all of the tools and information...
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"Giving and Gaining - How Entrepreneurs view Philanthropy in Ireland"
 
The Community Foundation for Ireland recently launched a new report: Giving & Gaining: How Entrepreneurs View Philanthropy in Ireland.  Relatively little is known about philanthropy in Ireland – in terms of...
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