How should we support enterprise in Dublin?

Posted February 7th, 2014

Minister Richard Bruton has published his legislation dissolving the City and County Enterprise Boards ahead of new enterprise structures being put in place for SMEs. I spoke on the Bill and directed my comments towards the following areas:

– The Action Plan for Jobs 2014 and the need for tangible supports for Peer-to-Peer financing
– Making it easier for businesses to navigate through red tape using a One Stop Shop model
– The burden of charges on local businesses – the need to move to a new commercial rates system – the need to reduce taxes on employment
– The importance of treating Dublin differently when devising SME strategies given its importance to the economy (and whether or not the Dublin City Enterprise Board should be moved into Dublin City Council)

Click here to watch my contribution.