Cork Chamber President Ronan Murray talks about the main issues addressed by the Chamber's Budget 2023 submission.
Our 2023 Budget submission, launched today, calls for both continued investment and new measures in housing, strategic supports for balanced regional growth across the country, investment in the green energy transition, infrastructure, and transport to attract and retain the talent our companies need to succeed while generating a positive impact on business and communities.
Here are some of our key recommendations:
Mandate the Irish Strategic Investment Fund to set up a new Vienna-style urban housing investment fund to help tackle the housing crisis.
Make necessary changes in the government’s Croí Cónaithe scheme and substantially increase the overall capital spend in the budget on affordable housing.
To tackle inflation implement automatic indexation across Personal Tax Allowances and credits and standard rate cut off bands, USC and PRSI thresholds etc.
Accelerate investment in Cork’s urban and transport infrastructure required to meet the growth and climate neutral mission of the city region, including accelerated development of suburban rail, more rapid electrification of bus fleets, delivery of Bus Connects and light rail.
Designate Cork as a Hub for Renewable Energy to receive targeted investment, incentives and tax breaks to build out supporting infrastructure.
Continue to reform & simplify the work visa permit process while increasing funding for apprenticeships to meet skills shortages and create a tax break for upskilling staff.
Retain the 9% VAT rate for tourism businesses in line with European competitors.
Tuesday 4th October| 9:00am-5:00pm | 6 sessions, 2 per month from Oct - Dec | Online
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Enterprise Europe Network are delighted to invite all companies and R&D Institutions to connect with key players in IoT, AI, robotics & XR industry leaders and startups from Europe and abroad! Commencing the 14th-15th of September in Lyon and Online. This event is free of charge.
This SCP Webinar will explore the untapped potential for urban sustainable mobility, sharing resources and the role of innovation and e-mobility in creating opportunities for cleaner and greener travel to help reduce congestion.
You will hear speakers from Smart Mobility for the City of Amsterdam, Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) and Oliver Wyman Automotive & Manufacturing practice
Cork Chamber is delighted to announce our annual lunch aboard the Brittany Ferries flagship vessel the 'Pont-Aven'. This event will provide you with an exclusive opportunity to explore the fantastic facilities on board the luxury ferry as you enjoy a charming afternoon in Cork Harbour.
We will welcome representatives from the French Embassy, including H.E. Vincent Guérend, Ambassador of France to Ireland and a number of guests from Brittany Ferries and various diplomatic circles.
With so many changes to the HR & Employment landscape in 2022, it has been difficult for employers to keep up. Don’t miss this opportunity for a quick recap on the key changes to date in 2022 and a look ahead on further changes expected in 2023.
Join leading senior HR, IR and Employment Law specialist, Sarah Fagan, Managing Director, Adare Human Resource Management as she discusses this topic in detail exploring practical considerations, answer key questions and provide guidance for businesses in this area.
Enterprise Ireland are offering a number of supports and grants to Irish businesses to aid in the digital and climate transition. Two streams of funding are available to accelerate decarbonisation efforts under Ireland's National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
Cork City Council will meet in September to consider setting a local adjustment factor. They are now accepting submissions, in written form or through a survey, from the public considering the potential effects of varying the basic rate of the Local Property Tax on businesses, individuals and on local authority services. We encourage our members to contribute to this important consultation.
Gender Pay Reporting is now a legal requirement for large organisations with those with 250+ employees obliged to publish their report by 31st December. The Government has issued a number of communications in recent months, with one just a couple of weeks ago. The purpose of this information was to address confusion over elements of the reporting requirements. Sarah Fagan, MD of Adare Human Resource Management gives a succinct overview of the main points from the latest Government guidance.
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The next edition will land during October and there are limited opportunities available so please get in contact with AnnieFitzgibbonto discuss the best options and package for your business. Content deadline Wednesday 21st September.