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New SFA Chairman
Brand New SFA Website Launched - www.sfa.ie
Abolition of Redundancy Employer Rebate
Budget 2013 Implications for Employers
SFA National Small Business Awards 2013 – Finalists Announced
SME Credit Demand Study and Assessment of CRO
AIB Announces new SME Loan Scheme
TV Profile Opportunites for Small Business
SFA Christmas Holiday Arrangements
Consultation on the Reform of the National Micro & Small Business Support Infrastructure
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Welcome to the December News Update 2012
Dear Member

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 offices will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday, 21st December and will reopen on Friday, 28th December and Monday, 31st December.  We will also be closed on Tuesday, 1st January 2013.

Topics covered in this months edition is the SFA’s brand new website, the Abolition of Redundancy Employer Rebate, Budget 2013 Implications for Employers and the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013 – Finalists Announced.

Other items of interest to you maybe the SME Credit Demand Study and Assessment of CRO, AIB Announces a new SME Loan Scheme, TV Profile Opportunites for Small Business and Consultation on the Reform of the National Micro & Small Business Support Infrastructure.

On behalf of the SFA team, can I take this opportunity to wish you continued business success in 2012 and to thank you for your ongoing support of your association.

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

Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director
New SFA Chairman

Following the SFA AGM on the 28th November 2012, the SFA Council elected Mr AJ Noonan as the Chairman of the Small Firms Association for a two-year term.  Originally from Westport in Mayo, Mr Noonan runs Rhonellen Group, a Healthcare Company involved in the...

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Brand New SFA Website Launched - www.sfa.ie
The SFA website has been completely redesigned and relaunched with improved functionality to bring members to the fore, with a membership directory, member profiles and member special offers highlighted.  The intention...
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Abolition of Redundancy Employer Rebate
The employer rebate element of the statutory redundancy scheme will be discontinued with effect from 1 January 2013.  Where the date of dismissal occurs on or...
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Budget 2013 Implications for Employers
From an employment perspective, Budget 2013 announced a number of measures that effect employment costs in Ireland. Broadening the tax base and focusing on cutting expenditure means that...
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SFA National Small Business Awards 2013 – Finalists Announced

The short-list of finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2013, were officially announced on Wednesday, 28th December.  A total of 32 companies have been short-listed for consideration across the seven categories, as follows...

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SME Credit Demand Study and Assessment of CRO
The independent survey on the demand for credit by SMEs in Ireland was published on 28th November 2012, covering the period April to September 2012 and...
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AIB Announces new SME Loan Scheme
AIB have announced that it is launching a new simplified loan application process to help boost access to credit for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).  Under the new arrangements, subject...
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TV Profile Opportunites for Small Business

TV Series helping people deal with their banking problems - Cameo Productions are producing a new 6-part series for RTE. A team of top financial experts will help businesses and individuals with their money problems. The experts have a unique insight and...

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SFA Christmas Holiday Arrangements
The offices of the SFA will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday, 21st December and will reopen on Friday, 28th December and Monday, 31st December.  We will...
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Consultation on the Reform of the National Micro & Small Business Support Infrastructure
The Government have given the go-ahead to begin drafting primary legislation to dissolve the existing County & City Enterprise Boards and create an enhanced national micro enterprise support model, delivered through...
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