News
SFA Annual Subscription
Winner of the Apple iPad 2
Annual Leave and Public Holidays 2012
Are Government admin burdens increasing your costs?
Late Payments Legislation - Interest Rate Change
SFA/Certified Public Accountants Simple Facts Guide No. 31
Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Reform
Retaining employees who acquire a disability
Introduction of Stamp 0 as temporary immigration permission in the State
Central Statistics Office – Business in Ireland 2009
Events
SFA Business Bytes - "Improving Cash Flow Across Your Business"
 
SFA Business Bytes (P)-RGB-WEB
Annual Small Business Showcase
 
SFA AWards Logo 2012
SFA Employment Law Conferences 2012
National Employment Week - 20th - 24th February 2012
FREE GreenBusiness.ie Workshops
Useful Links
Welcome to the February News Update 2012

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 will be holding four Employment Law Conferences in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick in February 2012.  The one day programmes are designed to bring owner managers up to date on all the key requirements in complying with Employment Law, whilst giving the necessary tools to effectively put in place adequate policies and procedures to protect the business.  For further information and to book a place at one of these conferences please click here.

Topics covered in this edition include Annual Leave and Public Holidays for 2012, are Government admin burdens increasing costs?, Late Payments Legislation interest rate change and the most recent Guide from the Certified Public Accountants for SFA members.

Also covered is the Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Reform which was recently announced by Minister Richard Bruton on January 6th, retaining employees who acquire a disability over the course of their working lives, the introduction of Stamp 0 as temporary immigration permission in the State and a recently released report from the Central Statistics Office on business in Ireland in 2009.

Copies of the SFA Annual National Survey on Rates of Pay 2011 and the results of the SFA Quarterly Business Survey 2011 are now available.

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.  My sincere...
Read more


Winner of the Apple iPad 2
We would like to say thank you to all those members who updated their contact details on the SFA iPortal, which we...
Read more


Annual Leave and Public Holidays 2012
The nine public holidays for 2012 are...
Read more


Are Government admin burdens increasing your costs?
The Government’s High Level Group on Business Regulation...
Read more


Late Payments Legislation - Interest Rate Change
Under the Late Payment in Commercial Transactions Regulations, 2002, interest at the rate of the European Central Bank rate plus...
Read more


SFA/Certified Public Accountants Simple Facts Guide No. 31
The latest Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland guideline for SFA members...
Read more


Employment Rights and Industrial Relations Reform
On January 6th Minister Richard Bruton announced that significant progress has been achieved to date on reforming and consolidating the five existing employment rights institutions into...
Read more


Retaining employees who acquire a disability
 A significant number of employees acquire a disability over the course of their working lives. This may be due to the onset...
Read more


Introduction of Stamp 0 as temporary immigration permission in the State
The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) introduced a new classification of immigration permission which is of a strictly limited basis in terms of duration and/or...
Read more


Central Statistics Office – Business in Ireland 2009
The CSO recently released a report on business in Ireland that provides a summary...
Read more