Saturday 22 October 2016
Budget 2017 from an education perspective
Overall, the 2017 Budget resulted in small gains for many sectors of the economy. The PAYE worker gained marginally from the USC reduction of 0.5% on the first three USC bands – a maximum tax savings of €353 p.a. on income up to €70,044. The self-employed fared slightly better, benefitting from both the USC reduction and an increase in the earned income credit of €400p.a. Overall, the focus of the budget was not on income tax but on specific...read more...
Enterprise Town in Salthill
Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Town will be coming to Leisureland, Salthill on Friday 21 October from 3pm-8pm. The events will feature a Business, Community and Sports Expo as well as family friendly activities. The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event has been organised by the bank in partnership with the local community. The initiative aims to promote enterprise and drive business momentum for local businesses and the wider sports and social...read more...
Galway company named winner in Organic Awards
A Galway food business has been named among the top seven winners in the 2016 National Organic Awards. Some 278 individual products were submitted in the Awards, a record high level of entries. Galway’s Green Earth Organics received the Direct Selling Award for its 100% Irish Veg Box, which the business sells online, making it easy for shoppers to access locally-grown, organic produce. €10m in funding was provided for the organic sector in Budget...read more...
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