Weekly Newsletter 8th August 2016
ISME Briefing Sessions Autumn 2016
We are pleased that economist & author Jim Power will headline our Autumn ISME BRIEFING SESSIONS which will be run in September in a venue near you.
The topics are:
"SME Economic Outlook Post Brexit''
Jim Power, Economist
''Employment Law Update''
Mark Fielding, ISME
"Cyber Security for SMEs''
Mark Kellet/James Canty, Magnet.ie
''Guaranteed Energy Cost Savings''
Declan Barrett/Alan Duggan, UrbanVolt
''Financial Supports for Employers of People with Disabilities''
Speaker from Employer Disability Information Services
 
All Sessions are FREE but Registration is essential as spaces are limited. Running order subject to change.
Keep up with latest news and press releases from ISME

The Latest News can be found on our website 
Rates in Dublin South County
The Commissioner of Valuation, made a Valuation Order for the rating authority area of South Dublin County Council. This order signals the formal commencement of the revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties for rating purposes in the rating authority area.
The revaluation will take account of prevailing rental levels in the South Dublin rating authority area. A Valuation Manager will assess the value of each property and set a valuation in line with rental values in the rating authority area at the valuation date of 30th October 2015. It is envisaged that the new valuations will be published on 15th September 2017 and come into effect for rating purposes from 1st October 2017.
10% DISCOUNT on your next Renewal. 
ISME Membership referral scheme

We all know the power of a referral, this is the highest compliment we can receive. 
Now you can receive a  10% discount on your next annual membership fee for each new Member you introduce. 
Phone  our sales team at  (01) 662 2755 or email info@isme.ie

ISME Membership in Co. Tipperary
Our Business Development Team is in the Nenagh area this week. If you know anyone in the area who would like to join ISME and chat with our team, let us know. Call Mark O'Toole at (01) 6622755 to setup an appointment. 
Retirement
Despite the misconception, there is no fixed retirement age in Ireland.  In fact, requiring employees to retire at a certain age could amount to age discrimination under the Employment Equality Acts.  While current legislation still allows for the setting of compulsory retirement ages within contracts of employment, the setting of the retirement age must be "objectively justifiable" as a means of achieving a "legitimate aim" of the business in order to ensure it does not amount to age discrimination. 
Further advice on setting retirement ages can be found on our website or by contacting 01-6622755 or niamh@isme.ie
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Training Courses in Autumn 2016 Schedule

Management Development Programmes starting in September
 


 
For further information or to register your interest now. Contact liz@isme.ie.
Tax News
Paternity benefit and Taxation
Revenue has issued a note to employers and pension providers on the taxation of paternity benefit which will be introduced from 1 September 2016.
Revenue advises that individuals who pay their tax through the PAYE system will, where possible, automatically have their annual tax credits and rate bands reduced by the amount of the Paternity Benefit payment. Employers/pension providers will be advised of the adjusted tax credits and cut-off points on employer tax credit certificates.
As Paternity Benefit is being taxed by reducing employees' tax credits and cut-off points on P2Cs, Revenue advises that employers/pension providers are not required to include figures for this payment on forms P45, P60 or P35L.
 
The Employer Customer Service Unit provides information and support to employers.
Contact details as follows: Telephone: 1890 25 45 65 (+ 353 1 7023014 if ringing from outside the Republic of Ireland)

The Commissioner of Valuation, made a Valuation Order for the rating authority area of South Dublin County Council. This order signals the formal commencement of the revaluation of all commercial and industrial properties for rating purposes in the rating authority area.
The revaluation will take account ofprevailing rental levels in the South Dublin rating authority area. A Valuation Manager will assess the value of each property and set a valuation in line with rental values in the rating authority area at the valuation date of 30th October 2015. It is envisaged that the new valuations will be published on 15th September 2017 and come into effect for rating purposes from 1st October 2017.
Promote Your Business!
Join us on the ISME Hour Radio Show.
To appear on the show contact 
This is an excellent opportunity  to showcase your business to  Members throughout Ireland,  and it's FREE to ISME Members  (it's great fun too!)
Employer Disability Information
Employers Disability Information
Do you have any questions around recruiting or retaining an employee who has disclosed that they have a disability? If so, the Employer Disability Information service can help.
 
For confidential advice and information visit 
www.employerdisabilityinfo.ie or call Deirdre on 01 676 2014. 

 

Please find the Keystone Procurement Group Weekly Update and E-tender Report on Procurement Weekly Update and E-tender Report here.

Close Brothers: Five key appointments

Close Brothers Commercial Finance has appointed four new Sales Directors and an Area Manager to provide asset finance solutions to the SME sector in the Leinster and Munster regions.
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