In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription
Employers Collection of the Local Property Tax
National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act, 2012
Employers and Social Media
BeSMART.ie the Free Online Risk Assessment and Safety Statement Tool for Small Business
Replacing Dublin’s Ageing Water Mains in the Dublin City area
Top Tips to Enter the Export Marketplace
Consultation Regarding Audit Exemption Thresholds
Events
Business Bytes – Procedure and Performance Management – FREE Seminar
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SFA Annual Conference – Date for the Diary
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Energy Management Workshops for SMEs
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Welcome to the May News Update 2013

Dear Member

In this months issue we discuss Employers and Social Media, top tips to enter the Export Marketplace, Consultation Regarding Audit Exemption Thresholds and Replacing Dublin’s Ageing Water Mains in the Dublin City Area.

Also included in this issue is information on the National Vetting Bureau Act 2012 and BeSMART.ie the Free Online Risk Assessment and Safety Statement Tool for Small Business.

We also provide information on up and coming events such as the SFA Annual Conference “Investment to Grow”,  SFA Business Bytes - Procedure and Performance Management and Energy Management Workshops for SME’s.

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

Kind regards
Avine McNally
SFA Acting 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...
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Employers Collection of the Local Property Tax
 
With the introduction of the Local Property Tax (LPT) from July 2013, property owners can opt to pay their LPT for 2013 in one single payment or to phase their payments over the period July to December 2013...
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National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act, 2012
 
The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act, 2012 is due to come into effect in the next few weeks.  The Act will make it mandatory for persons working with children or vulnerable adults...
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Employers and Social Media
 
Social media is the collective term for social and professional networking sites (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace), microblogs (e.g. Twitter), blogs, wikis, boards and other similar online forum...
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BeSMART.ie the Free Online Risk Assessment and Safety Statement Tool for Small Business
 
It has never been easier for Irish businesses to comply with having risk assessments and safety statements in place due to BeSMART.ie which the Health and Safety Authority have developed...
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Replacing Dublin’s Ageing Water Mains in the Dublin City area
 
Seven local authorities in the Dublin region together with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government have committed to conserving water and replacing the ageing water mains...
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Top Tips to Enter the Export Marketplace
 
Over the last number of years, the dependence on international trade to Ireland’s economy has been well publicised. Trading outside of Ireland has many advantages and can open up new markets and growth potential...
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Consultation Regarding Audit Exemption Thresholds
 
The High Level Group on Business Regulation in 2012 recommended that a review should be undertaken in regard to Audit Exemption Thresholds, i.e. to consider allowing small firms...
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