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SFA Annual Subscription
Absenteeism Due to Inclement Weather Conditions
Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published
EU Access to Finance Day – Conference Material
Inability to Pay Redundancy Payment
New Completion Date for Migration to SEPA Announced
Examinership ‘Lite’ – A positive option for insolvent SME Companies
Change to Rates Legislation
New DSP Provisions to ease Transition into Retirement
Eye Tests – How often are Employers Obliged to Pay for them?
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SFA Webinar Series – Redundancy and Alternatives
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DSP Employer Briefings on Access to Financial Support
The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, will be hosting a series of employer briefings at a number of locations around the country between...
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Building Financial Capabilities in SMEs Programme
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Taking Care of Business
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Change to Rates Legislation
 

New legislation has been put forward which will see that new businesses will no longer be stuck paying rates arrears from old tenants when they take over a new premises for their company.  This Bill was included in the Local Government Reform Bill 2013 which was passed through the Dail on Thursday, 23rd January 2014. 

This will allow new businesses to take up new premises and existing businesses to change premises without the fear of having a massive rates bill hanging over them after they move in.  This change will have a positive impact on businesses all over the country. Under the old legislation, which dates back to 1838, tenants who left a property with rates due are not liable and instead the new tenant is forced to pay the rates arrears.