News
SFA Annual Subscription
SME Credit Issues
Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2013 – SFA Submission
Changes to Tax Treatment and Reporting of Illness Benefit Paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP)
Financial Supports for Irish Business Guide
Employers and Social Media
Summary of Changes Introduced into 2012 Code of Practice in relation to Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment
Bulgarians and Romanians Accessing the Irish Labour Market
Review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model
Bord Bia’s plans for a National Sustainability Development Programme
The National Digital TV Switchover Programme
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2013
 
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Taxing Issues for SMEs - 1 day Training Programme
 
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Welcome to the SFA August News Update

This News Update is packed with practical information and aims to assist SFA members in running your business.  It also includes information on forthcoming SFA member events.  If you would like to give feedback on this News Update please email aisling.igoe@sfa.ie.  Your feedback is appreciated.

The SFA National Small Business Awards 2013 Programme is now open for pre-registration.  For further information on the Awards Programme and to pre-register your interest please click here.

Topics covered in this months edition are SME Credit Issues, the Governments Action Plan for Jobs 2012 – SFA Submission, changes to Tax Treatment and Reporting of Illness benefit, Financial Supports for Irish Business Guide and Employers and Social Media.

Also of interest is the new Code of Practice in Relation to Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment, changes to Bulgarians and Romanians Accessing the Irish Labour Market, Review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model, Bord Bia’s plans for a National Sustainability Development Programme and The National Digital TV Switchover Programme.

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


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

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.  It is imperative...
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SME Credit Issues
The legislation to establish both the Temporary Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme and the Microfinance Loan Fund has been enacted and signed into law by the President.  Technical work...
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Changes to Tax Treatment and Reporting of Illness Benefit Paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP)
State Illness Benefit has been subject to taxation since 1 January 2012.  Previously the first 6...
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Financial Supports for Irish Business Guide
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation have produced a Guide that outlines a number of financial supports for business, including...
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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 fora.  Social media is increasingly...
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Summary of Changes Introduced into 2012 Code of Practice in relation to Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Alan Shatter, TD, has approved a new code of practice on harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace.   The code of practice is an approved...
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Bulgarians and Romanians Accessing the Irish Labour Market
On Friday the 20th July the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation issued a press statement relating to Bulgarians and Romanians seeking employment in Ireland.  The particular restrictions that have existed in Ireland...
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Review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model
The Government are currently undertaking a review of the Producer Responsibility Initiative Model in Ireland.  The main waste streams covered by the review are...
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Bord Bia’s plans for a National Sustainability Development Programme
Bord Bia has announced plans for a comprehensive national sustainability development programme, entitled ‘Origin Green’.  Bord Bia believes...
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The National Digital TV Switchover Programme
Members need to be aware that any businesses that use the analogue TV Network will need to switch...
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