Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys has said that the government will not be found wanting in providing the necessary supports to get businesses back up and running and people back to work following the impact of the coronavirus.
IBEC CEO Danny McCoy met British Prime Minister Theresa May, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Business Secretary Greg Clark at Downing Street as part of a delegation of key EU business federations, where he stressed the need for urgent progress in Brexit talks.
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Public service unions want talks on pay recovery in the sector to start as soon as possible after the Public Service Pay Commission “provided a good summary of the sacrifices public servants made in the years following the economic crash”.
The country risks missing a once in a generation chance to renew national infrastructure and private sector finance must be harnessed to deliver vital public investment, the chief executive of business and employer group Ibec will tell its business leaders conference today.
Ireland is missing a “golden opportunity” to ramp up investment in infrastructure that could help make it “Brexit-proof”, according to the chief executive of business and employer association Ibec.
Pressure is growing on the Government to increase third-level funding next year as business leaders, students, and universities have all urged Education Minister Richard Bruton to begin reversing almost a decade of cuts.
Alarm has been raised here after chancellor George Osborne told the Financial Times, in his first interview following the shock Brexit vote, that the UK now aimed to offset any slowdown in Britain by cutting its corporation tax rate all the way down to 15%.
Michael Noonan’s battle to maintain Ireland’s attractiveness for multinationals and at the same time reduce the pressure from other EU countries saw him set the new knowledge development box (KDB) tax rate at 6.5% — just half the corporate tax rate — from January.