Saturday June 6, 2020

Small firms warn of dangers of increasing the minimum wage

The SFA says it would threaten small businesses at a time when they are already vulnerable

18th July, 2016
The SFA says Irish goods are 19 per cent more expensive in the British market compared to the end of last year

In a statement ahead of the publication of the Low Pay Commission's recommendations to government this week, the SFA said the recent Brexit vote highlighted the need to control costs and government policy should focus instead on increasing competitiveness and improving the business environment.

“Brexit must be a wake-up call to the Irish government – competitiveness is crucial if small businesses are to withstand the impact of the vote," SFA acting director Linda Barry said....

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