SFA team meets with Minister Heather Humphreys

The meeting centred around the SFA’s key strategic priorities for 2018:

  1. Small business competitiveness, especially tax competitiveness
    • Increase the self-employed Earned Income Tax Credit to equal the PAYE tax credit
    • Increase of lifetime limit for CGT Entrepreneur Relief to €15 million
    • Reduce Capital Gains Tax from 33% to 20% 
    • The cost of doing business – insurance costs, rates, minimum wage etc
  2. Access to talent, staff recruitment and retention
  3. Brexit
  4. Access to funding and lending.

In each case, the SFA team explained to Minister Humphreys and her advisors how the issue impacts on small businesses in Ireland.

The SFA delegation also presented the Minister with a copy of the SFA’s ‘Vision for small firms in Ireland’.

The Minister is looking ahead with the SFA, and will stay in close contact on all of the issues affecting small business. If there are issues that you would like us to raise with government on your behalf, contact Sven Spollen-Behrens, SFA Director, on sven@sfa.ie or 01 605 1602.

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