Calls for Small Business Minister
The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called for the reintroduction of a dedicated Minister for Small Business in the next Government.
The SFA has identified eight key priorities it says the new administration, expected to form later this week, must include in its Programme for Government. They include "ending tax discrimination against the self-employed and entrepreneurs", tackling the rising cost of doing business and boosting investment by improving the capital gains tax regime.
"The next Government must put the right policies in place to increase the ease and attractiveness of doing business in Ireland," said Patrica Callan, director of the SFA.
"If our new Government puts small business at the heart of its policies, then we will see the small business sector respond with increased job creation," she added.