Start-ups hindered by punitive tax regime

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Business founders have an uphill struggle in the face of adverse USC and PRSI rates

Budget 2016 is due to be announced exactly one month from today, and Ireland’s entrepreneurs are calling on the government to enact pro-business measures that will encourage start-ups, and mitigate against the fear of business failure.

The budget must deliver urgent change to Ireland’s self-employed tax regime or risk driving valuable entrepreneurs to other countries, according to Kerry businesswoman Yvonne Murphy.

“Self-employed people continue to be discriminated against in terms of PRSI rates, USC...

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