IFSC.ie Specialist Features

Are Current Payroll Challenges set to Continue?

24/06/2020 - With lockdown restrictions easing across Ireland and COVID-19 recovery running ahead of schedule, businesses and payroll processors are optimistic that a return to “normal” is now within sight.

Summary of Irish Tax Measures Announced in Response to the Spread of COVID-19

04/06/2020 - Businesses and communities are dealing with many COVID-19 related issues that are causing severe business disruption. The Irish government has been swift to introduce new measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on business.

“Seismic shift” anticipated in growth opportunities across all markets in 2020 - IoD Survey

29/05/2020 - A quarter-on-quarter survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has found that there has been a “seismic shift” in confidence among business leaders in respect of anticipated opportunities for market growth in 2020.

ESMA issues guidelines on calculation of performance fees

28/05/2020 - In April ESMA published its Guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs (the Guidelines)...

The Shift Towards Payroll Outsourcing

28/05/2020 - The global coronavirus pandemic has prompted many organisations worldwide to examine their processes and move towards a more flexible working model.

4 ways to improve your graduate hiring experience

26/05/2020 - Every year, college graduates world-wide enter the workforce, many having never been exposed to a professional environment.

Difficulties facing banking practitioners as a result of Covid-19

19/05/2020 - Due to the nature of their work, banking practitioners are often dependent on various public and private bodies and agents in respect of the completion of registrations, submissions and the carrying out of searches.

Corporate Governance: Holding board meetings in a time of social distance

12/05/2020 - In these difficult times for all businesses, good corporate governance is more important than ever. Company boards are making decisions which may be essential for the survival of the business in a time when the viability of businesses may be under threat, funding streams may be challenged and supply chains disrupted.

COVID-19: Data Protection Issues When Video Conferencing

12/05/2020 - The use of video conferencing platforms such as Skype, Microsoft Teams and Zoom has increased significantly with the spread of COVID-19

The National Return to Work Safely Protocol – What does it mean in practical terms?

12/05/2020 - The National Return to Work Safely Protocol (“the Protocol”) was published on Saturday, 9 May 2020.

Virtual Classes: Successful classroom learning from a distance

01/05/2020 - We all know that virtual classes offer some attractive benefits over face-to-face classes.

Annual leave during the Covid-19 crisis – How do I handle it?

30/04/2020 - “What happens to employees who are on temporary lay-off or those on the wage subsidy scheme, do they continue to accrue annual leave and public holidays?

Banks Are Holding Up Amidst Coronavirus Chaos – So Far

30/04/2020 - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, governments around the world made a concerted effort to enhance the stability and security of the global financial system.

“We’re from the regulator and we’re here to help”: bank regulatory responses to COVID-19

29/04/2020 - This time it is different! Banks and alternative credit providers were seen as the main problem during the Financial Crisis.

Can your business benefit from concessions to the Small Benefit Exemption Scheme?

29/04/2020 - As the Coronavirus pandemic continues we have seen a rise in employers wanting to reward the exceptional efforts of their employees during the crisis.

Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme: What you need to know

27/03/2020 - The Government has announced a scheme for employers and employees who are facing difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. This new scheme - known as ‘Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme' - takes effect from Thursday 26th March 2020 and replaces the previous Employer Covid-19 Refund Scheme.

6 Productivity Tips for Remote Workers

25/03/2020 - Remote work is more prominent now than ever before.

Big Tech’s Move into Finance is Raising Regulatory Hackles

17/02/2020 - Given their dominance of digital spaces, it’s no surprise that Big Tech firms like Facebook are eyeing financial services – it’s a logical next step for them as finance becomes increasingly digital.

Can a medical negligence claim continue after a defendant’s death?

05/12/2019 - What happens in a medical negligence case where the defendant medical practitioner dies before proceedings are issued?

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