In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription
SFA meets with Minister Richard Bruton on Jobs
Looking for ideas for new finance products
Public Holiday Entitlements
Banking Frauds
Absence and Sick leave
Road Safety Authority Notice – Presenter ID
Commencement of Examinership Lite
Events
SFA Annual Lunch 2014 – Guest of Honour President Michael D. Higgins
 
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2015
 
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Meet the Buyer Event – Wednesday 13th August
 
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Welcome to the August News Update 2014
 

Dear Member

Featured in this months edition of the SFA News Update we inform you of Banking Frauds that are taking place that you need to be aware of, Public Holiday entitlements, the SFA meeting with Minister Richard Burton regarding action plan for jobs and how Microfinance Ireland are looking for some new ideas for new finance products from small companies.


Other topics include dealing with absenteeism and sick leave, a Road Safety Authority notice making Presenter ID mandatory and the commencement of the Examinership Lite process. 


Other items that may be of interest to you are up and coming events and the SFA’s recent activity in the media.


Please do keep us informed of any issues 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 companies who have already...
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SFA meets with Minister Richard Bruton on Jobs
 

The SFA, at a meeting with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton, TD, and Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation, Damien English, TD, on 21st July set out the small business priorities for increasing jobs.  Government job promises...

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Looking for ideas for new finance products
 
Microfinance Ireland are looking to develop some new product proposals targeting the funding under the Government’s recently announced Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland.  This funding will be available to financial intermediaries at significantly reduced...


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Public Holiday Entitlements
 
As the last of the summer public holidays has just occured, Monday, 4th August, we remind you of employees’ entitlement for public holidays. All full-time employees have an...
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Banking Frauds
 
The Irish Bankers Federation (IBF) have advised that a number of banking customers in Ireland have fallen prey to frauds that involve various forms of social engineering, in this context...
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Absence and Sick leave
 
Due to competitive pressures companies cannot afford to carry unnecessary absence that they may have tolerated in the past. Many companies are addressing their levels of absence.  The most important component in dealing with any absence whether authorised or not is...
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Road Safety Authority Notice – Presenter ID
 
Commercial vehicle operators and drivers need to be aware that Presenter ID in the form of a driving licence or passport is now required to be produced by anybody presenting a vehicle for the Commercial Vehicle Test.  Failure to...
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Commencement of Examinership Lite
 
Recently the circuit court was granted jurisdiction to deal with examinership applications for some small companies that meet certain criteria.  This process is known as “examinership lite”.  The qualifying conditions are...
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