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16 February: Looking for support for your business?
Local Enterprise Offices offer a range of grants and financial supports.

20 January: Action Plan for Jobs 2016
The Plan sets out the actions to be taken to support job creation in 2016.

16 October: Budget 2016
Read an overview of the changes in our document.

8 October: Enforcing your employment rights
From 1 October a new simpler and more accessible employment rights and industrial relations structure is in place.

8 September: Back to Work Family Dividend
This payment gives extra support to lone parent and long-term jobseeker families with children who find or return to work and stop claiming a primary social welfare payment.

15 May: Start Up Refunds for Entrepreneurs (SURE)
The new SURE tax refund scheme can refund up to 41% of capital funding invested in a start-up company.

25 February: Workshops on finance for businesses
Find out about free workshops and clinics on finance options for SMEs.

3 February: Action Plan for Jobs 2015
The Plan sets out in detail the actions to be taken to support job creation in 2015.

12 January: Back to Work Family Dividend
Applications for the new Back to Work Family Dividend are being accepted from 5 January 2015.

1 December: #allaboutjobs
Visit #allaboutjobs on merrionstreet.ie to get news on events, programmes to tackle unemployment and job announcements.

7 November: Pay and File deadline
The Pay and File for self-assessed taxpayers who use Revenue's Online System (ROS) is 13 November 2015.

15 October: Budget 2015
Budget 2015 was announced on 14 October 2014. It includes a new Back to Work Family Dividend.

29 September: Jobs Week
Jobs Week runs from 29 September to 3 October with events for employers and jobseekers.

16 September: Taking Care of Business
A free half-day event for entrepreneurs and small business owners takes place on 16 October 2014.

12 August: e-Day is 19 September 2014
Government, local authorities and State agencies to stop issuing and accepting cheques from businesses.

29 July: Action Plan for Jobs
Read the latest update and find out about plans to establish a National Health Innovation Hub

11 July: 'Trading Online Voucher' scheme
Grants of up to €2,500 are available to small businesses to help them trade online.

11 July: Supporting SMEs online tool
A new online guide helps start-ups and small businesses find out which Governments supports apply to them.