Recent press coverage

National Minimum Wage

The SFA issued a press release today (18 July) criticising the Low Pay Commission's recommendations to Government on the National Minimum Wage. SFA Acting Director, Linda Barry was interviewed on the topic on Newstalk Breakfast on 12 July debating against Jimmy Kelly of Unite.

Irish Brokers Association Market Day

SFA Chair, Sue O'Neill delivered the opening address at the Irish Brokers Association Market Day in the RDS on 8 June. This was covered in the Irish Broker on 17 July. 

Investment in small firms increasing despite Brexit concerns

The SFA issued a press release on new data launched regarding the finance and investment priorities of small firms on 8 June. This week this was covered in The Daily Mail on 15 July. 

SFA Awards

Ventac, overall winner of the SFA National Small Business Awards 2017 featured in The Sunday Business Post on 16 July. 

Your Business Live

SFA is a partner on Your Business Live, a two day event taking place in the RDS on 17 & 18 October 2017 where entrepreneurs, owners and managers will gather to network, learn and keep up to date with the latest trends and hottest new products and services for their business. Facebook have just been announced as a co-sponsor of the event. This was covered in the Irish Independent, and

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In this issue
SFA E-Zine – The Tuesday Edition
Recent press coverage
Fixed term contracts- What you need to know
Get 25% of your R&D spending back as a tax credit
Late payment interest rate – July 2017 update
Changes to the Leaving Certificate grading system effective from August 2017
European Entrepreneurial Region 2018 awarded to Northern and Western Regions of Ireland
SFA Webinar - Government supports for small firms
Save the date - SFA Employment Law Conference
Book now - SFA Annual Lunch 2017
Be part of the SFA Village at Your Business Live
Give your business the competitive edge by upskilling yourself and your staff