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Challenges for growing small businesses

There are very good reasons for hiring an accountant at different stages of your business. From a business plan to company formation, loan application to tax requirements, an accountant can make your life much easier for you at each step. Sometimes just a couple of hours of their time will be enough you don’t always need to employ an accountant full-time or hire one on a retainer basis. Like all small business owners who are looking to save money, you may think you can’t afford an accountant. But look at how long it would take you to do certain tasks...

AI could be used to ‘discriminate against job hopefuls’

Companies could use Facebook pictures to discriminate against employees with genetic diseases using AI, scientists fear, after showing that algorithms can spot rare conditions. Developers at US biotech company FDNA have developed a programme which outperforms humans at diagnosing genetic syndromes by looking at slight variations in face shape. The face analysis programme, known as DeepGestalt, could in future assist the diagnosis of rare disorders such as Fragile X which brings a long narrow face and prominent ears, or angelman syndrome, which is characterised by a prominent chin, deep set eyes and wide mouth. Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2189683-ai-can-identify-rare-genetic-disorders-by-the-shape-of-someones-face/ Read more here: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ai-could-be-used-to-discriminate-against-job-hopefuls-37689432.html

Texting / Messaging and Driving

Drivers are 4 times more likely to crash while on the phone Many young drivers admit to the largely illegal activity of texting while driving. Text messaging has a detrimental effect on safety-critical driving tasks such as lane-keeping, hazard detection, headways and the detection and appropriate response to traffic signs Studies indicate that texting and driving is a greater distraction and safety threat than dialing a cell phone, driving while drunk, smoking cannabis or talking on a cell phone. (See EU document below) If you’re driving 50kph and look down to text for five seconds, you’ve already driven the half...

Minister Doherty Introduces Significant Change to Jobseeker’s Benefit for Workers in Seasonal, Casual and Part-time Employment

Regina Doherty has announced From New Year’s Day people in receipt of Jobseeker’s Benefit who take on subsidiary seasonal and casual work can earn up to €7,500 a year without impacting their rights to their Benefit. The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection said: “I have decided to change the regulations around Jobseeker’s Benefit for workers with subsidiary employment to provide a fairer and more flexible system for people who want to work. The new regulation, which will take effect on New Year’s Day, will allow workers with subsidiary seasonal and casual employment to earn €7,500 a year without...

JobPath may not be needed in the future

Concerns have been raised about the repeat fees being paid to the companies operating the Jobpath programme. TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has indicated that the JobPath employment activation scheme might not be needed in the future. JobPath is an employment activation service provided to people who have been on the live register for more than 12 months and are trying to secure and sustain full-time paid employment or self-employment. Last month it was revealed that the private companies contracted by the State to run the scheme, are entitled to €3,718 for every jobseeker that gains sustained employment for one year through the JobPath...

Special diet expenses for Coeliacs and Diabetics

  You can claim relief for certain food products if you have specific dietary requirements due to a medical condition. This relief applies to you if you are: a coeliac and you must purchase gluten-free foods diabetic and you must purchase diabetic products. You can claim relief on the cost of gluten free foods manufactured specifically for coeliacs. You can claim relief on the cost of diabetic products if your doctor recommends that you include these in your diet. If you have special dietary needs you must provide a letter from your doctor stating this. You must keep receipts for...

Flat-rate expense allowances

  Flat rate expenses relief is for employees. It is a tax back for expenses certain employees are paying, for example for buying and laundering their own uniforms (like nurses, shop assistant, hotel and hospital staff, pilot, steward, physiotherapist, pharmacist, optician etc.) or buying tools (like carpenter, plumber, motor mechanic etc.) Included are: Shop Assistants, Hotel Porters, Waiters and Waitresses. Self-employed people can reduce their gross income with anything they are considering to be a business expense for example telephone, work clothes, tools, PC, home office, travel etc. That’s the advantage to be self-employed. Employees don’t have this “freedom” and that’s...

Wexford County Council has welcomed the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme

New Council Mortgage Scheme Wexford County Council has welcomed the recently announced Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme, describing the first-time buyers scheme as offering a “realistic and affordable opportunity” of home ownership to hundreds of low and middle-income earners in County Wexford. Click Here to Apply for the Wexford Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan The Scheme offers loans of up to 90% of the purchase price/ build cost. Interest rate options ranging between 2% and 2.25% are available, fixed over the entire loan term, with a variable rate of 2.3% also available. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and...

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Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan (Find out More)

New affordable housing measures are to be introduced for first time buyers who have been refused finance. The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan will be commenced by local authorities on Thursday, 1st February. The Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan is a new Government-backed mortgage for first-time buyers and, as of the start of next month, those interested will be able to apply directly to their Local Authority. To qualify, your annual gross income cannot exceed €50,000 as a single applicant, or €75,000 for joint applicants. There’s also a cap on the value of the home you can buy. In Cork, the maximum market value...

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