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Budget 2014 Must Not Impede Job Creation

Sep 04, 2013

Chambers Ireland has today (04/09/13) called on the Government to maintain a stable job environment by not increasing any employment costs in the budget.

Speaking this morning, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive, said “One of Budget 2014’s core priorities must be maintaining and increasing employment. We cannot afford to do anything to damage the recent positive momentum on the job market. Ireland is now in its third consecutive quarter of job growth, albeit from very low levels, and Budget 2014 should continue to support this by not introducing any disincentives to recruitment. Measures such as hiking employers PRSI and/or changing the current sick pay regime for employers that would impede job creation must not be considered in the Budget.”

“The Government should instead focus further on containing employment costs by committing to no further increases in the health insurance levy and driving enhanced savings from public services, including the HSE” he concluded.

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For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie .

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