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Small firms being ‘bounced’ into risk by new state-imposed costs

Firms around the country are set to be hit with a host of new responsibilities that will test the viability of some

David Broderick, head of the Small Firms Association: ‘The debt warehousing itself as an issue is maybe not huge, but [it’s] the timing of the way things are playing out.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

A raft of new costs on doing businesses imposed by the government are putting small firms at risk of going under, representative groups have warned.