I know all you lads love good news stories so I was surprised not to see a thread on this:
Bruton's axe set to fall on red tape and save €200m - Irish, Business - Independent.ie
"The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation estimates that the cost of doing business has fallen by €200m through savings introduced following the streamlining of companies office and health and safety regulations. The rationalisation of State employment agencies will also bring "significant" savings.
State agency Forfas was osmosed back into the department last year and has been examining how to cut the redtape burden, especially with regard to the plethora of licences needed by shops."
Surely this is good news for businesses, and therefore employment prospects in the new year. Costs go down, potential to create employment goes up.
"Start-up companies will save €6m from these new measures, although the savings will be felt across the broader business community".
While not a "silver bullet" solution (not that such a thing exists) but another step on the way.
As Tesco so often tell us "every little helps"...