Ministers Brian Lenihan and Batt O’Keeffe are to meet executives of Allied Irish Bank this morning (Monday) to insist they lend more money to small businesses.
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In a follow-up to its crusade against red tape launched last week, The Sunday Indo reports Enterprise minister Batt O’Keeffe is preparing a blitz against the excessive bureaucracy that is strangling small business.
Enterprise, trade and innovation minister Batt O’Keeffe is looking at introducing a scheme of loan guarantees for SMEs and will bring proposals to the government before the Dail recess in mid-July, The Sunday Tribune reports.
The government has launched a new scheme to help Irish SMEs take advantage of the growing civil security sector.
Forty-four per cent of Irish businesses believe that the current tax structure does not encourage start-ups, according to an Irish Taxation Institute (ITI) survey carried out by Red C Research in the Sunday Business Post.