The Government has announced new measures to boost funding for small businesses. The new laws aim to help small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising money from unpaid invoices were put to parliament yesterday. Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst put forward new laws to arm small businesses against unfair contracts that stop them raising…

The Central Bank of Ireland has published its latest quarterly bulletin showing that household debt as a proportion of disposable income has fallen by 79.2 percentage points since its peak in Q3 2011. The latest statistics also show: Irish household debt as a proportion of disposable income fell by 9.7 percentage points over the year…

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has announced it has had to suspend its Transforming Compliance and Enforcement Programme (TCEP) enforcing court orders and collecting historic criminal debt will continue unchanged after further upgrades to the service, including systems and technology, were put on hold. The plans are no longer affordable within the Ministry of Justice’s…

Introducing ‘Open Banking’ style measures to the energy market would make it easier for small businesses to switch providers and access cheaper tariffs, according to new proposals by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Open Energy: Using data to create a smarter, cheaper and fairer energy market, commissioned by FSB and produced by Fingleton Associates,…