Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise & Innovation, Robert Troy, says that his party’s small business policy platform dwarfs that of all other parties and firmly positions Fianna Fáil as the party of small business.

“The last decade has seen the Fine-Gael led governments take the focus off SME’s, when compared with multinationals,” said Deputy Troy.

“Unlike the anti-business policies of Sinn Féin and the laissez-faire approach Fine Gael in their manifestos. Fianna Fáil will prioritise the SME sector and allow the 250,000 indigenous businesses located in every village, town and city nationwide every opportunity to prosper.

“I have engaged with representative groups in the SME sector and small businesses owners since I was made enterprise spokesperson.

“Working along with my parliamentary colleagues, we have produced a concrete set of proposals that will encourage start-ups and scaling up. If in government, we will

  • Reduce CGT from 33% to 25%;
  • Equalise the tax treatment of the self-employed;
  • Introduce an ambitious National SME Masterplan to 2030;
  • Increase SME productivity and scale up exports;
  • Double the value of trading online vouchers up to €5,000;
  • Extend more social protection supports to the self-employed;
  • Upskill & digitise SMEs; and
  • Increase the lifetime limit of Entrepreneurial Relief to €15m, at a cost of €84m