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Christmas Closing Arrangements
SFA Christmas Holiday Arrangements
Company Social Events
Seasonal Workers – Key Considerations for Employers
SFA Presentations to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
Department of Social Protection Launch New Employment and Support Service “Intreo”
Public consultation: Which are the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?
Commercial Property Revaluation of Dublin City Council
Etenders Website Upgrade
Quarterly Economic Outlook
Ireland Stat - a pilot Government level performance measurement website
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Welcome to the SFA November 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.heaton@sfa.ie.  Your feedback is appreciated.

The SFA Christmas Members Evening will take place on Thursday, 6th December 2012 from 6.00 – 8.30pm.  The evening is informal and attendance is FREE of charge.  To book your place at this event please click here.
  

Topics covered in this months edition are the Christmas holiday arrangements being applied in various sectors, Company Social Events at this time of year, Seasonal Workers – Key Considerations for Employers, SFA Presentations to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation and the Department of Social Protection Launch New Employment and Support Service “Intreo”.

Other items of interest to you may be the Public consultation: Which are the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?, Commercial Property Revaluation of Dublin City Council, Etenders Website Upgrade, Quarterly Economic Outlook and Ireland Stat - a pilot Government level performance measurement website.

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


Kind regards

Patricia Callan

SFA Director

Christmas Closing Arrangements
The following represents the Christmas holiday arrangements being applied in various sectors.  Christmas Day falls on Tuesday, 25th December, St Stephen’s Day falls on Wednesday, 26th December and New Year’s Day falls on Tuesday, 1st January 2013.  These three days...
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SFA Christmas Holiday Arrangements
The offices of the SFA will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday, 21st December and...
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Company Social Events

In the run up to Christmas many members will be having a Christmas work celebration.  Company social events can be an effective means of acknowledging...

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Seasonal Workers – Key Considerations for Employers
In the run up to Christmas many employers are recruiting seasonal staff to cover this peak trading period.  It is important for employers to be mindful of the fact...
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SFA Presentations to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
The SFA met with the JOC on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation twice in October to discuss our Pre-Budget Submission & unemployment; and the establishment of...
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Department of Social Protection Launch New Employment and Support Service “Intreo”
As part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, the Taoiseach and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton recently launched Intreo - the new...
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Public consultation: Which are the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?

The EU Commission has launched a public consultation to identify the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative Acts for SMEs.  The consultation targets individual small companies.  We are looking for members...

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Commercial Property Revaluation of Dublin City Council
The Valuation Office has commenced notifying commercial and industrial ratepayers in the Dublin City Council area of the property revaluation.  The revaluation is aimed at...
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Etenders Website Upgrade

The National Procurement Service (NPS) has upgraded the Irish Government electronic tendering website www.etenders.gov.ie to meet Ireland’s electronic public procurement requirements. The upgraded site went live on Monday, 12 November.  If you are already a supplier...

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Quarterly Economic Outlook
The October 2012 Quarterly Economic Outlook newsletter with forecasts of key...
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Ireland Stat - a pilot Government level performance measurement website

Ireland Stat is a new whole-of-Government performance measurement website.  It aims to meet the Programme for Government commitment and to answer the question “How is Ireland doing?”...

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