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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Black Economy

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# Shadow economy
Consumers still 'afraid to spend' in climate of uncertainty
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association have hit out at a number of government policies impeding customer spending.
# Earnings
Childminders warn new tax rules will force more into the black economy
Early Childhood Ireland said the move by Revenue may not be in the best interests of children.
# Black Market
ISME propose tax and social welfare amnesty for black market operators
The Irish Small Firm and Medium Enterprises Association believes that the temporary amnesty would help individuals to legitimise their “hidden economy” tax/earnings status.
# Black Economy
SFA warn of €6 billion cost of black economy, urge government action
The Small Firms Association is to meet with the Joint Oireachtas on Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation tomorrow and outline measures which they believe will help tackle the issue.
# Tax
Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.
# Construction
Construction companies experience growth of "black economy operations"
Almost 40 per cent of construction workers have said they had to repair low-quality work done by such operators.
# Black Economy
Booming black economy killing small business
Dramatic increase in black economy is costing the State €5 billion, says the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association.
# Nixers
Culture of nixers drives Ireland's black economy says ISME
The body representing small and medium businesses says the state could be losing as much as €5 billion per year.
# Black Economy
Workers turn down €15/hr to stay on benefits
The state’s business advisory reports that unemployed couples are better off on the Dole than taking part-time hours.