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A shopper wears a protective  face covering in Belfast city centre on Christmas Eve, on the day a post-Brexit deal was struck between and UK and EU. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Business leaders have welcomed the EU-UK Brexit deal agreed on Christmas Eve, while highlighting the new barriers to business that will be imposed as (...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys, who has secured Cabinet approval for the new Pensions Commission

Private sector companies that force workers to retire onto unemployment benefit payments at 65 face examination under the new Pensions Commission. Th(...)

The move means that entrepreneurs should find it easier to qualify for the Capital Gains Tax Entrepreneur Relief, which gives a reduced rate of CGT of 10 per cent.

Entrepreneurs who sell all, or part of their businesses, should find it easier to access a lower rate of tax on any gains they make as part of the dis(...)

“Family business were here before, they’re here now, and they’ll be here afterwards...The fundamental thing is that they don’t cut and run when things get tough.” Photograph: iStock

Irish family-owned businesses are calling on the Government to reduce the tax paid on a gain when a business asset is transferred or sold from the cur(...)

About three quarters of all Irish-owned enterprises are family businesses. Photograph: iStock

Family-owned businesses want the State to establish a recovery fund to assist in keeping an estimated 700,000 people in employment after the Covid-19 (...)

The chamber said cross-Border businesses are particularly exposed to divergent approaches from the two jurisdictions in Ireland, which “may lead to confusion at best or misinterpretation at worst”.

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce says the different approaches adopted by the two governments to mitigating the economic effects of Covid-19 is “(...)

A poster near the Border in Newry, Co Down. Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

The United Kingdom will “break free from the EU prison” at 11pm on Friday night, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, Sammy Wilson, has said. However, he war(...)

British Irish Chamber of Commerce director general John McGrane: he launched  a framework document  which makes key recommendations on how trade in services between the EU  and UK could be preserved post-Brexit.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Brexit could jeopardise €46 billion in services trade between the Republic and the UK, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has warned. Director gen(...)

About €1 billion should be diverted into a Brexit fund, to pay for staff training, grants and a “customs voucher scheme” for companies dealing with customs for the first time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Government to divert €1 billion of windfall corporate taxes into a Brexit response fund to aid(...)

Boris Johnson was elected as Conservative party leader on Tuesday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Leading ratings agency Moody’s said a no-deal Brexit was more likely than before as business leaders congratulated Boris Johnson on his appointment as(...)

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