News
SFA Oireachtas Briefing on Sick Pay Proposals
NEW Microfinance Fund now open
Important Changes to Illness Benefit Entitlement and Taxation
NEW Temporary Agency Worker Act 2012 Information Note
New Guide to Assist Small Businesses in Difficulty
New Business Plan Guidance for SMEs
What is an Employee's Notice Period?
Scheme allows eligible non EEA students to work 40 Hours per week
SFA Submission on the Action Plan for Jobs
SFA Submission on the transposition of the Late Payment in Commercial Transaction Directive
Events
SFA Annual Lunch - Friday, 2nd November
 
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SFA Business Bytes - “Succession Planning – The time is now”
 
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2013
 
SFA National Small Business Awards
Health and Safety Authority Taking Care of Business FREE Event
Useful Links
Welcome to the SFA October 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 National Small Business Awards 2013 Programme is now open for applications.  For further information on the Awards Programme please click here

Topics covered in this months edition are the SFA Oireachtas Briefing on Sick Pay Proposals, a New Microfinance Fund that is now open, Important Changes to Illness Benefit Entitlement and Taxation, a briefing note on the New Temporary Agency Worker Act 2012 and a New Guide to Assist Small Businesses in Difficulty.

Other items of interest to you maybe the New Business Plan Guidance for SMEs, Notice Periods for Employees and what they are entitled to receive if leaving a company, the new Scheme that allows eligible non EEA students to work 40 Hours per week, the SFA Submission on the Action Plan for Jobs and the SFA Submission on the transposition of the Late Payment in Commercial Transaction Directive.

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


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

SFA Oireachtas Briefing on Sick Pay Proposals
The SFA made a presentation on the impact of the proposal to pass the liability for paying the first four weeks of sick pay from the Department of Social Protection onto employers to a group...
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NEW Microfinance Fund now open
The new €90mn Microfinance Fund is now open for applications with effect from Monday, 1st October.   Applications from businesses and sole traders across all sectors employing up to...
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Important Changes to Illness Benefit Entitlement and Taxation
New rules introduced by the Department of Social Protection this year have abolished half/reduced payment of Illness Benefit/Occupational Illness Benefit for claimants also...
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NEW Temporary Agency Worker Act 2012 Information Note
The SFA has compiled a detailed briefing note in relation to the Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012.  The note includes...
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New Guide to Assist Small Businesses in Difficulty
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, together with the Minister of State for Small Business, John Perry TD, has launched “Managing Out of The Crisis”, a simple guide...
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New Business Plan Guidance for SMEs
A newBusiness Plan Guidancehas been designed to assist SMEs and microenterprises in developing and presenting a robust business plan and cash flow forecast as...
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What is an Employee's Notice Period?
Termination of employment, whether through dismissal, resignation or redundancy, can often generate questions surrounding notice entitlements.  Employers need to take consideration of the following areas...
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Scheme allows eligible non EEA students to work 40 Hours per week
Commencing 27 August 2012, non-EEA students who have been continuously resident in Ireland since before 1 January 2005 can apply for residence under the 2004 Probationary Extension scheme.  These new...
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