Launch of small and family business campaign
Fine Gael TDs for Dublin Fingal, Minister James Reilly and Alan Farrell say Fine Gael is standing up for small businesses and self-employed people in Dublin Fingal. The party is having a national conversation with small businesses and the self-employed to identify the key issues they face.
“Fine Gael is the pro-enterprise party and we’re having a national conversation with small businesses and the self-employed to see how we can work together to make the most of economic recovery.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy and are a vital part of our plan to return the country to full employment by 2018. We want to help small businesses realise their potential and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the economic recovery that is beginning to take hold. For example, we have both said before that we want to begin the process of equalising the income tax treatment of the employed and the self-employed. We want Irish small businesses to play a significant role in delivering full employment.
“We know that despite the progress made, we can do more for small businesses. Now we’re engaging directly with businesses in Dublin Fingal to seek their views on the best way for them to realise the potential offered by the recovering economy. We will be meeting local businesses in the coming weeks and inviting them to engage with the campaign and tell us their views at www.finegael.ie/smallbusiness.
“We have already cut red tape for business and the ‘Supporting SMEs Online Tool’ brings together over 80 Government business supports into one website to help small businesses navigate and avail of the supports available to them. Fine Gael is standing up for small businesses, an integral part of keeping small towns and villages alive and thriving.”