Free Consultation Workshop
on Kilkenny’s Local Economic & Community Plan
A workshop on the preparation of Local Economic & Community Plan for Co. Kilkenny is taking place next week
Date: Wednesday 1st April
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: The Maltings, Tilbury Place, James Street
This gives the businesses of Kilkenny an opportunity to put forward their ideas/needs for inclusion in the plan which is currently underway.
Discussion will cover issues such as:
- What is working well in Kilkenny at the moment
- What needs to be improved
- What are the main priorities which you think should be included in the plan which will help improve Co. Kilkenny as a place in which to work, to invest and to do business in.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 056 775 2767 to put your name down for this free event.
What is the Local Economic & Community Plan for Kilkenny:
Rather than the Government deciding themselves what is needed in an area, they are working from the ground up and asking for input from the local community about their needs. It’s a focused approach to achieve input from the business communities.
The Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards are now accepting applications. The awards are open to all businesses, big and small, and are free to enter.
This year’s categories are as follows:
- Excellence in Community – Partnership with Charity
- Excellence in Community – Volunteering
- Excellence in Community – Community Programme
- Excellence in Environment Excellence in Marketplace
- Excellence in Workplace
- Excellence in CSR Communication
- Excellence in International CSR
- Excellence in CSR by an SME
- Outstanding Achievement in CSR (all shortlisted candidates are automatically eligible for this award)
The Awards are a great chance to gain recognition for your company’s commitment to being a responsible and sustainable business. Applications can be made online here and will close on Tuesday 21st April. If you have any queries at all regarding the awards, please contact Amy Woods on email@example.com or 01 400 4319
On Thursday the 8th of January 2015 the British Government published the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill, which provides for the devolution of tax powers to the Assembly in Belfast and should allow Northern Ireland to set its own rate of corporation tax from April 2017. This will be at a time of expected significant changes in international tax rules which may impact the Republic of Ireland’s corporate tax regime.
The current rate paid by businesses in Northern Ireland is 21%, compared to 12.5% in the Republic of Ireland. If the rate was lowered, around 34,000 businesses in Northern Ireland would stand to benefit, including 26,500 SMEs.
Will this increase competition for IDA Ireland or will this boost bring economic fortunes to the Island as a whole? Find out more at our Business Lunch taking place on Thursday 19th of February in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, when Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster will speak on this topic as well as issues such as ‘Future Plans for Tourism Ireland’ and ‘Future Plans for Intertrade Ireland’.
See news item below for more details and how to register for this important event.