In this issue
SFA Annual Subscription
St Patrick’s Day Public Holiday
Quarterly Economic Outlook
Is the RP50 Form Redundant?
Connecting SFA Members
SFA and Linkedin
Your Business and Competition Law
Maternity Leave Entitlements Chart & Guide
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year’s €500,000 Awards Programme
RTE TV Series Offers Help to Businesses in Debt
BIZWORLD Ireland
Events
IBEC CEO Conference 2013 “The Business of Europe”
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InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference 2013
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European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for Business in Ireland
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Welcome to the SFA February News Update 2013

Dear Member

In this month’s issue we discuss St Patrick’s Day Public Holiday which falls on a Sunday, 17th March this year and the confusion as to how the benefit is calculated, we give you the Quarterly Economic Outlook ahead, we discuss is the RP50 Form Redundant, the SFA and Linked In and our new Members Connect area on our new website.

Other items of interest to you maybe Your Business and Competition Law, Maternity Leave Entitlements - an employers and an employees responsibilities under the Acts, BIZWORLD Ireland, how Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications and an RTE Series Offers Help to Businesses in Debt.

We also provide information on up and coming events such as the SFA Business Bytes evening seminars, the next seminar is on “Social media”, the IBEC CEO Conference 2013, InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference 2013 and the European Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for Business in Ireland.

Bord Gais Energy are also holding a competition for SFA Members to win a ½ day Digital Marketing Course for small businesses.

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


Kind regards

Patricia Callan
SFA Director

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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. My sincere thanks to...
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St Patrick’s Day Public Holiday
 
This year, Saint Patrick's Day falls on Sunday, 17th March. As a result, there has been some confusion as to how the benefit is calculated, particularly in respect of organisations where the normal working week is...
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Quarterly Economic Outlook
 
IBEC have published their most recent edition of the Quarterly Economic Outlook newsletter which forecasts the key economic variables. This newsletter edition discusses how 2013 can...
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Is the RP50 Form Redundant?
 
With the abolition of the employers redundancy rebate in respect of redundancy related dates of dismissal falling on or after 1 January 2013, many employers have been asking if this dispenses with the requirement for employers to complete the RP50 form. While the...
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Connecting SFA Members
 
Following requests from SFA members, the new SFA website www.sfa.ie now includes a major new feature, which is the “SFA Connect” area.  We designed this section with the intent of bringing members to the fore of the site with a membership...
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SFA and Linkedin
 
The SFA have launched a new updated Linked in Company page. Please follow the SFA company page, to ensure you keep up to date with all news, events and what’s going on with the SFA.  Our Linkedin updates will allow you to stay...
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Your Business and Competition Law
 
The Competition Authority of Ireland has produced a booklet aimed at Small Businesses helping you to understand competition law, how to stay on the right side of it, how to...
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Maternity Leave Entitlements Chart & Guide
 
The Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004 provide a number of basic rights to females in employment to a right to maternity leave and additional maternity leave.  There is no obligation on an employer to pay an employee whilst they are on maternity or additional maternity leave, however an employee is
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Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year’s €500,000 Awards Programme
The Awards Programme will see eight social entrepreneurs selected to partake in one of two support Programmes: the Impact Programme and the Elevator Programme. Three social entrepreneurs will be selected for the Impact Programme and will each receive...
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RTE TV Series Offers Help to Businesses in Debt
 

Cameo Productions, based in Blarney, are filming a six-part series to air on RTE One later this year. They are currently looking for businesses to participate in the programme who would benefit from the expertise of a company with a strong track record in business recovery and debt restructuring.  The...

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BIZWORLD Ireland
The BizWorld Ireland Foundation was founded in 2010 in order to provide unique and meaningful life-skills programmes for children between the ages of 11-13.  The aim of the foundation is to educate children, especially those...
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