Fine Gael is seeking to engage with small businesses and the self-employed in the East Cork area and at national level. David Stanton, Fine Gael TD for Cork East says this engagement with entrepreneurs is to identify the key issues they face in business and see how they can be better supported to grow.
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy and form an integral part of our plan to return the country to full employment by 2018. We have already cut some red tape for business however, despite progress made we know we can do more. For example, we want to begin the process of equalising the income tax treatment of the employed and the self-employed.
“Fine Gael is the pro-enterprise party and we’re reaching out to with small businesses and the self-employed to see how we can work together to help businesses make the most of economic recovery and realise their full potential. We welcome input from small businesses and I would invite anyone in business to take part in our online survey to which a link can be found on the section of the Fine Gael website dedicated to small businesses: http://www.finegael.ie/smallbusiness.
“In addition to taking part in our survey I would also encourage businesses to look at our SME online tool at https://www.localenterprise.ie/smeonlinetool/businessdetails.aspx .
This online tool brings together over 80 Government business supports into one website to help small businesses navigate and avail of the wide range or supports and services available to them.