Tuesday March 31, 2020

Martin to tell unions that BES changes will go ahead

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheal Martin is to tell union bosses that the government will go ahead with changes to the Business Expansion Scheme (BES), despite the unions’ objections.

17th February, 2007

Martin is scheduled to meet senior Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) officials this week to discuss their objections to the scheme. He will tell officials that he plans to approve changes to the scheme as soon as he receives approval from the European Commission.

The meeting comes in the wake of Ictu’s decision to lodge a formal complaint with the European Commission over the government’s decision to extend the BES and Seed Capital Scheme....

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