RGDATA, as part of an Alliance for Insurance Reform delegation will be meeting with Minister DArcy tomorrow to discuss Duty of Care reforms as part of our ongoing campaign for insurance reform
RGDATA urges Agriculture Minister to ensure no excessive or unnecessary red tape burden on independent shops when transposing the EU Directive on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain.
Click here to read the submission.
RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley was part of an Alliance for Insurance Reform delegation that met with Fianna Fail TD Michael McGrath to discuss the legal reforms required to deliver lower shop insurance premiums.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that during the month of November, 21 Closure Orders, and 2 Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses for breaches of food safety legislation. Click here to read the press release.
It is important to remember that employers can be held liable for incidents that happen at Christmas parties, even if the party is offsite and out of hours.Take the opportunity beforehand to remind staff that this is a company event and for everyone’s enjoyment to be mindful that all company policies and procedures apply especially in relation to conduct on the night.
Over €700,000 has been stolen from Irish companies due to an online invoice scam where companies get what appears to be an email from a supplier asking them to change the bank details on a payment. The Gardai have issued a new alert about this scam following recent incidents where Irish companies lost significant funds. Click here for the latest scam advice.
The Alliance for Insurance reform sub group on duty of care chaired by RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley met yesterday to discuss the next moves to address business owners frustrations about insurance costs and claims. RGDATA has drafted legislative changes to address the onerous duty of care currently imposed in the Occupiers Liability Act. Click here to read the update.
RGDATA is concerned at the Finance Minister’s comments in his Budget 2020 speech about the Judicial Council not being set up until 2020. “Justice Minister Flanagan has told us it will be established before the end of the year. We need this for insurance reforms that will bring down the cost of shop insurance,” Tara Buckley stated.
RGDATA expressed disappointment to see Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe relaxing taxes for independent bookmakers without doing anything to stop them offering bets on National Lottery draws. “RGDATA will be making representations to the Minister to address this issue so that the local community shops do not lose out on €10 - €15 million in retail agent’s fees and the Good Causes Fund is not stripped of a potential €125 million,” says Tara Buckley.
RGDATA President, Colm Fee last Thursday met with Ministers Humphries and Phelan to discuss the issues surrounding revaluations and the burden of commercial rates.
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