News
SFA Information Update
JLC System Declared Unconstitutional
Government’s Small Business Advisory Group
Credit Suggestions Initiative
Government Jobs Initiative
Late Payments Legislation - Interest Rate Change
Public Sector – 15 day prompt payment extended
Dublin City Commercial Rates Revaluation
Revenue Items
Employment of Young Persons
€7 billion boost for Research and Innovation
SFA in the Media
Events
SFA Annual National Conference
SFA National Small Business Awards 2012
 
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SFA Annual Lunch
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Welcome to the SFA July News Update 2011

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 Annual Conference is taking place on Tuesday, 27th September 2011 in Dublin Castle Conference Centre.  The title of this years Conference is “Formula for Success”.  Special Member rate is €80 + 21% VAT (€96.80) which includes the full day Conference, refreshments and lunch.  For further information and to book your place please click here.

Topics covered in this edition include the SFA Member Information Update which we will be undertaking in early September, the JLC System Declared Unconstitutional, an update on the Governments Small Business Advisory Group, the recently published summary of the Credit Suggestions Initiative and the Government Jobs Initiative

Also covered is the Late Payments Legislation – Interest Rate Change, how the Public Sector 15 day prompt payment rule has been extended, Dublin City Commerical Rates Revaluation, some Revenue items of interest, the Employment of Young Persons during the summer months, the recently announced €7 billion boost for Research and Innovation and the SFA in the Media in July.

We would also like to thank members who completed the SFA Quarterly Business Sentiment Survey in May.  You can read details of the results by clicking here.

We are currently preparing the SFA Pre-budget Submission 2012 and we ask members if they have any issues they would like to raise for inclusion to please email: patricia.callan@sfa.ie.


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

SFA Information Update
Here in the SFA, we’re committed to providing you with relevant information in a timely manner.  Therefore, we are...
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JLC System Declared Unconstitutional
The decision of the High Court on the 7th July in the Quick Service Food Alliance case represents a major...
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Government’s Small Business Advisory Group
The SFA Chairman, Ian Martin, MD of Martin Services, and myself, have been nominated by the Minister for Small Business...
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Credit Suggestions Initiative
The Minister for Finance recently published a summary output of...
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Government Jobs Initiative
On May 11th the Government outlined its Jobs Initiative.  The measures contained within are...
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Late Payments Legislation - Interest Rate Change
Under the Late Payment in Commercial Transactions Regulations, 2002, interest at the rate of...
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Public Sector – 15 day prompt payment extended
The Government has extended the 15 day prompt payment rule beyond central Government Departments to include...
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Dublin City Commercial Rates Revaluation
The enabling Valuation Order launching the Dublin City Revaluation was made on...
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Revenue Items
Outlined are a few items of interest to members in relation to revenue matters...
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Employment of Young Persons
During the summer holidays, many employers will consider the possibility of employing young people.  The employment of children and young people ...
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€7 billion boost for Research and Innovation
The European Commission recently announced a €7billion boost for innovation through research and has called for applications...
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SFA in the Media
SFA in the Media in July...
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