Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS)
In his Budget speech on 13 October 2020, the Minister for Finance announced his intention to introduce the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (“CRSS”) as an additional support for businesses subject to significant Covid-19 restrictions. The scheme is intended to be in addition to the supports provided to employers under the Employer Wage Support Scheme (“EWSS”).
It is proposed that CRSS will be available to companies and self-employed individuals operating a business, profits from which are chargeable to tax under Case I of Schedule D. To qualify, the business must be operating from a premises wholly located in a region subject to restrictions under the Government’s plan for living with Covid-19 “Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021:Plan for Living with Covid-19”, with the result that the business is required to prohibit or considerably restrict members of the public from accessing their business premises. Generally, the restrictions apply at Level 3, 4 or 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 but, in the case of certain businesses could apply at lower levels of restrictions.
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New Chamber Member
Balbriggan Chamber would like to introduce our newest member Project Pro.
We have a new member. He is starting up a project company in Skerries.
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Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce Networking Event 27th February 2020
The Chamber held another successful Networking event in the BEaT Centre Balbriggan, with a large turnout of members.
Aoife Sheridan (Senior Executive Officer – Economic Enterprise Tourism & Development, Fingal County Council) and Breffni O’Rourke (Program Manager – Economic Enterprise Tourism & Development, Fingal County Council) spoke about the “Our Balbriggan 2019 – 2025 Initiative”, explaining the progress being made with current and future initiatives.
Ria Stubbs (Centre Manager – BEaT Centre) spoke about the history of the BEaT Centre and future development plans. The event finished with Ria giving tours of the Centre for attendees.
New Chamber Member
Balbriggan Chamber would like to introduce our newest member Goggin Insurances.
Goggin Insurances have re-located their business from Dublin City Centre to Balbriggan from 6th January 2020. Established in 1985 by Declan Goggin, the firm offer Home, Motor and Commercial Insurances to SME’s and Corporate Clients in all industries.
As a founding member of Brokerline Direct, Goggin Insurances provides competitive premiums in Home and Motor Insurance. Barry Goggin specialises in Life, Serious Illness, Retirement Planning and Mortgage Protection. We look forward to servicing the insurance needs of new and existing customers in Balbriggan and surrounding areas.
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Networking Event 31/10/19
Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce held a networking event on the 31st of October 2019 at Balbriggan golf club.
DDLETB was in attendance talking about their “skills to advance program” and “skills to work program” available to all employees and employers.
Empower was in attendance explaining what help and guidance they can give employers in the local area.
Fingal LEADER Partnership was also in attendance explaining about the availability of grants to businesses in the Fingal Bay area of Balbriggan.