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SFA says no to sick tax

THE Small Firms Association (SFA) has slammed the Government's proposal to pass on the cost of sick pay to employers.

The Chairman of the SFA said that this move will act as a strong disincentive to job creation.

And he said that the additional labour costs will ultimately have a knock on for further job losses.

"This amounts to an additional flat tax on employment, which all businesses will have to pay regardless of their profitability, and is completely unacceptable," Mr Martin said.

"Employers and their employees already contribute significantly to the social welfare bill through the PRSI system," he added.