The CRSS will provide support for companies, self-employed individuals and partnerships carrying on a trade or trading activities, the profits from which are chargeable to tax under Case I of Schedule D, from a business premises located in a region subject to restrictions introduced in line with the Living with Covid-19 Plan, with the result that the business is required to prohibit or considerably restrict customers from accessing their business premises.
Generally, this refers to Covid restrictions at Level 3, 4 or 5 of the
Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 but certain businesses may qualify for the support where lower levels of restrictions are in operation.
Read the guidelines here :
Enterprise Ireland is supporting Irish businesses to assess their Brexit readiness across Customs, Finance, Strategic Sourcing and Serving your UK customer. Complete the Brexit Readiness Checker to receive a personalised report to help assess your current readiness status and prioritise your actions before Jan 1st.
Click on the link to take the Brexit Checker:
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County Tipperary Chamber working in partnership with Tipperary County Council are urging all businesses that are trading under the current restrictions to avail of the new online trading directory.
This free directory isn't just for traders selling online or offering click and collect. It's for any business, trading in any way including over the phone.
Don't be worried about getting your business presence known and finding new means of adapting, get in touch with us and we will guide you every step of the way. Together we will support the local economy.
Resources to help you shop local in Tipperary:
Now is the time for action as businesses have to take critical steps to get ready for new customs rules from January 1st, 2021
Deal or no deal, if your business is importing or exporting goods – and intends to continue doing so into 2021 - there are vital steps you need to consider now to prepare for uncertain trading conditions in the new year.
Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office are delivering a Brexit Customs Briefing just for the South East region on Thursday 10th December.
Join the webinar on from 9:30am to 10:30am which will be hosted by Martin Corkery, Regional Director from Enterprise Ireland, and Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise at LEO Carlow.
These hosts will be joined by a panel who will talk you through a checklist of must-do actions you need to undertake before 1st January, to prepare your business for minimal disruption as the Brexit deadline draws near.
John Dawson – Managing Director, Bell Transport and Logistics
Ray Ryan – Assistant Principal at Revenue, Irish Tax and Customs
Martin Hanley – Co-Owner, Charleville Platform and Hire
Katherine O’Sullivan – General Manager at O’Donnell Furniture Makers
A new scheme, worth up to €25k, to help small businesses prepare for Britain's exit from the single market and customs union is now open for applications.
Under the Brexit Business Loan, loans worth up to €25,000 will be made available for between six months and three years.
The Microfinance Ireland (MFI) Brexit Business Loan will provide finance to businesses whose turnover already is or is likely to fall 15% or more or if the business has a short term cash flow need as a result of Brexit.
Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar said "I know it's been a really hard year, especially for our small, local businesses and imminent Brexit feels like another body blow on the way. This new loan is just one of the ways we are helping business to prepare. It will provide low cost finance of up to €25,000 and business owners can apply through MFI. 77% of MFI's lending is to businesses outside of Dublin, which is important as businesses all over Ireland will feel the negative effects of Brexit."
Damien English, Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail added: "January 1st is fast approaching for many Irish businesses whose trade will be negatively impacted on as a result of Brexit. The MFI Brexit Business Loan scheme is an assured financial product that will provide some certainty to those sole traders and limited companies with fewer than 10 employees in Ireland as they continue to work through their Brexit readiness plans."
MFI CEO Garrett Stokes stated: "Businesses need to urgently start planning for the consequences of Brexit. While the impact will be greatest on exporters, importers need to determine their supply chain and source of imports and plan for any delays or changes required. Many businesses will be negatively impacted by Brexit or suffer a short term cash flow impact. The Microfinance Ireland Brexit Loan is ideally suited for businesses with these needs."
A Sustainable Re-Opening Must Be The Objective, says County Tipperary Chamber following announcement on end of Level Five Restrictions
County Tipperary Chamber welcomes this evening’s (27 November) announcement from Government regarding the end of Level Five Restrictions which will allow the reopening of parts of the economy from next Wednesday the 2 December.
Speaking after the announcement, Chamber CEO Michelle Aylward said, “This evening’s announcement from Government will be widely welcomed by our members.
The importance of the Christmas period for local economies cannot be understated. In the lead-up to this evening’s announcement our members have been strongly supporting shop local campaigns in their communities. We call on the wider community to work with us and be conscious of limiting social contacts throughout the Christmas period.
As we proceed towards a lower level of restrictions, we want to remind the wider business community to avoid complacency and continue to interpret the restrictions conservatively, ensuring that any unnecessary congregation is reduced. If staff can work from home, then that is the only place they should be working from.
Finally, as a network, we continue to have concerns about the medium-term strategy for ensuring that the re-opening of local economies is sustainable. The “sawtooth” scenario we previously warned about (involving a series of stop-go restrictions in response to virus transmission) is not a sensible approach to managing the economy.
That scenario leads to significant additional business costs associated with reopening and restocking. With limited capital reserves, and no appetite for new debt under ongoing uncertainty, many businesses will not be able to continue trading after a further round of closures in early 2021.
Most importantly Government must ensure that:
• Public health authorities are adequately resourced so that we can limit the consequences of future outbreaks.
• We implement an effective programme which tests, traces, and isolates new cases as they emerge in the community
• Early local interventions are used to quickly restrict future outbreaks, and
• We develop sufficient capacity within the health service to cope with increased demands on our critical care services