SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition

Dear Member, 


Welcome to this edition of the SFA e-zine. 


Following the Budget 2020, there has been an update made to paid Parents Leave.  The Government announced that both parents can avail of two weeks paid Parent’s Leave, to be enacted by 1 November 2019. 


The SFA welcomes the Brexit deal done last week between the UK and EU. As we move ever closer to the UK leaving the European Union we provide members with information on how to correctly ‘CE’ mark your product post- Brexit.  


Book on to some of our free webinars coming up over the next month and get some valuable information without leaving your office.  Tomorrow on Wednesday, 23 October, SFA HR Executive Helen Quinn giving a presentation on age diversity as part of our diversity series, and on 20 November we have partnered with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board to help our members learn more about the personal injuries assessment process.


It's Fraud Awareness week and FraudSMART has released some tips on how to protect your business from fraud.


We are just 3 weeks away from the SFA Annual Lunch on 15 November 2019 with keynote speaker David Meade.  It is an excellent opportunity for small businesses in Ireland to come together and network in a relaxed environment, make sure you book your seat today.


Finally, a reminder that the 2019/2020 SFA Awards programme will close for applications on Friday, 25 October 2019. You can apply either yourself or you can nominate a small business that you believe will be a worthy winner of Ireland's next ‘Best Small Business Awards’. The SFA Awards are open to all small businesses whether you are a member or non-member. Check out what category suits your business best. 

As always, we’d love to hear from you about any queries you may have, issues you wish to have raised with Government or other stakeholders and your ideas on how we can improve the business environment for us all. Please contact me on tel: 01 605 1602 or e-mail: sven@sfa.ie or tweet: @SFA_Irl or visit: www.sfa.ie.


Kind regards, 

Sven Spollen-Behrens

SFA Director

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In this issue
SFA E-zine - The Tuesday Edition
SFA in the media
New Parent’s Leave expected to be in enacted by 1 November 2019
Do you use a UK Notified Body?
Protect your Business from Fraud
SFA Skillnet
SFA diversity series - a focus on age diversity - webinar
SFA Annual Lunch 2019
Insurance: The personal injuries assessment process explained - webinar