News
SFA Annual Subscription
Employers Exempt from Paying PRSI Scheme
Changes to Capital Acquisitions Tax and Probate - New Forms
Review of Cheque Guarantee Scheme
Specimen Independent Contractor’s Agreement
Grievance Procedures
Annual Report on EU SMEs 2009 and Small Business Act fact sheets
Directive on Equal Treatment of Self-Employed and Assisting Spouses
Possible Ban Lead in Jewellery – Notification from the Health and Safety Authority
Events
SFA Annual Conference
Financing Private Business Seminar
SFA National Small Business Awards 2011
SFA/An Post Driving Success Roadshow
SFA National Centre of Excellence (NCE) Training
Useful Links
Welcome to the SFA June News Update 2010

Included in this edition of the News Update is practical information which aims to assist SFA members in running your business.  Also included is information on up and coming 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 Thursday, 16th September 2010 in Dublin Castle Conference Centre.  The title of this years Conference is “Say Your’re One of Us!”.  For further information and to book your place please click here.

Topics covered in this edition that may be of interest are the announcement of a new scheme Exempting Employers from Paying PRSI, amendments by Revenue to the Capital Acquisitions Tax and Probate Forms, a Review of the Cheque Guarantee Scheme and the importance for companies to use an Independent Contractor’s Agreement.

Also covered is the benefit for companies of having Grievance Procedures in place, the SME 2009 report and the Small Business Act Fact Sheets that the European Commission have recently published, information on the proposed Directive on Equal Treatment of Self-Employed and Assisting Spouses and notification from the Health and Safety Authority on the Possible Ban of Lead in Jewellery.

Kind regards

Avine McNally
SFA Acting Director

SFA Annual Subscription
SFA membership is an important asset to your business and if you have not already done so, could I ask you to please remit your annual subscription by return. If...

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Employers Exempt from Paying PRSI Scheme
A new scheme exempting employers from paying pay-related social insurance (PRSI) for newly hired employees has been launched.  The incentive scheme will help...

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Changes to Capital Acquisitions Tax and Probate - New Forms
The Revenue Commissioners have introduced new Capital Acquisition Tax and Probate forms...

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Review of Cheque Guarantee Scheme
The UK has already announced an end-date for cheques in 2018 and as part of this process they have also announced that the cheque guarantee scheme is to be withdrawn on...

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Specimen Independent Contractor’s Agreement
The SFA would remind companies to use an Independent Contractor’s Agreement, i.e. an agreement for companies to use to set down the terms and conditions on which...

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Grievance Procedures
There is no legislation directly governing grievance procedures, and most grievances can be handled by the immediate supervisor without recourse to a formal procedure.  However, there are legal implications...

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Annual Report on EU SMEs 2009 and Small Business Act fact sheets
The European Commission have published new documents...

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Directive on Equal Treatment of Self-Employed and Assisting Spouses
The EU have proposed a Directive on the equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity.  It aims at...

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Possible Ban Lead in Jewellery – Notification from the Health and Safety Authority
Companies that sell or manufacture jewellery need to be aware that there is a proposed ban on the placing of jewellery containing lead and all its compounds on the EU market.  This may have implications...

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