In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription
The SFA National Annual Conference – “Spotlighting SME Success”
HR Burning Questions – Probation Periods
Revenue Update - Full Self Assessment
Employment of Young Persons
“Business Women Can” – Support for Female Entrepreneurs in Ireland
SFA Members Connect Area on www.sfa.ie
EPA Licensing Concerns
Irish Research Council Funding
New Penalties for Texting whilst Driving
Events
SFA National Small Business Awards 2015
 
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SFA Annual Lunch 2014 – Guest of Honour President Michael D. Higgins
 
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Welcome to SFA June News Update 2014
 

Dear Member

In this months issue of the News Update we inform members of the success of this years SFA National Annual Conference, we provide the most recent edition of the popular SFA HR Burning Questions publication which discusses the subject of probationary periods in the workplace, there is also a Revenue Update on Full Self Assessment for owner managers and coming into the summer months companies will engage the services of Young Persons and the legalities that go with that. 

We also inform you of a new initiative from Ulster Bank that supports Female Entrepreneurs in Ireland, the SFA Members Connect Area on the SFA website, EPA Licensing concerns, the Irish Research Council have a number of programmes that fund research across SMEs and new Penalties introduced for texting whilst driving.


We also let you know of up and coming events, the results from our recent SFA Crime Survey 2014 and the SFA recent activities in the media

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

Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

 

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SFA Annual Subscription
 
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...
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The SFA National Annual Conference – “Spotlighting SME Success”
 

The SFA National Annual Conference – “Spotlighting SME Success” took place on the 27th May in the Clyde Court Hotel.  The day was a great success and was attended by 300 delegates and guests.  SFA Chairman AJ Noonan gave the opening address to the audience speaking about issues such as...

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HR Burning Questions – Probation Periods
 
The next edition of HR Burning Questions covers the issue of probation periods. The document answers the main questions received from member companies on this topic and addresses the context of...
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Revenue Update - Full Self Assessment
 

New assessing rules apply to the tax year 2013 and for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2013.  These changes will impact members who are due to file annual income tax returns or corporation tax returns this year.  The main changes include...

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Employment of Young Persons
 
Since the beginning of May the SFA have 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 young people is primarily governed by...
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“Business Women Can” – Support for Female Entrepreneurs in Ireland
 
'Business Women Can' is an Ulster Bank initiative, which is designed to support female entrepreneurs and business women across Ireland.  It provides tools and information on specific...
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SFA Members Connect Area on www.sfa.ie
 
The SFA site now includes a major feature - “SFA Connect”.  This section is designed to bringing members to the fore of the site with a member spotlight section where you can create a profile page of your business...
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EPA Licensing Concerns
 
Ibec's Environment Policy team would like to hear from SFA members who operate under an EPA licence.  Our environment policy team is currently
examining how EPA licensing and...
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Irish Research Council Funding
 
The Irish Research Council have a number of programmes that fund research across SMEs and they have recently launched an Employment Based Programme.  The programmes is a...
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New Penalties for Texting whilst Driving
 
The Government have moved to close a loophole in the existing legislation which may have permitted motorists to send a text message if a phone was held in a cradle or...
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