Would you like a long weekend every week? – Opinion piece

The war for talent is heating up. It feels like every day begins with a new jobs announcement. Employers are competing for talent like never before and driving unsustainable wage inflation in the economy. Competition creates innovation, and the next battleground for talent may well be working time. Who will be the first large-scale employer […]

Ifac urges farmers to reduce pressure on cash flow now to mitigate impact of rising costs next year

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm is encouraging farmers to prioritise budgeting and cash flow management to mitigate the impact of rising costs and tight profit margins.   From a financial perspective, 2021 has been a good year on most Irish farms. Commodity prices are up for milk, beef, lamb and […]

Beware of new tax implications for receiving gifts and inheritances warns ifac

Ifac, Ireland’s eighth-largest professional services firm and specialist for the farming, food and agribusiness sectors, is warning beneficiaries of gifts and inheritances of new tax implications.   Ifac Head of Tax, Declan McEvoy said: “A change in how the value of gifts or inheritances of free money is calculated for Capital Acquisitions Tax purposes will have implications for […]

Ifac advises Tipperary farmers to get protected against income loss

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is advising Tipperary farmers and farming families to consider and plan valuable protection so that their farm and family are cared for. When you’re running a busy farm it’s not always easy to see how a change might affect you or how you can protect […]

Ifac advises Tipperary farmers about TAMS II closing date

Ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding Tipperary farmers that the closing date for the next tranche of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) is fast approaching.   The following is attributable to Philip O’Connor, Head of Farm Support at ifac.   TAMS II tranche Closing Date 23rd July 2021   The […]

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of the Organic Farming Scheme

Farmers considering an application to the Organic Farming Scheme have until the 30th of April to do so, following the re-opening of the scheme earlier this month with an additional budget of €4 million for 2021. This additional funding was confirmed by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa […]

Tipperary businesses urged to re-focus on Brexit readiness

Since March, Covid-19 has overshadowed Brexit. However, for businesses with exposure to the UK, it really is time to re-focus on a political process which may have a longer-lasting impact on the Irish food and agribusiness sector than Covid-19.   At an individual business level, with diminished cash reserves, many workforces, including management teams, are […]

Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is releasing the findings of its annual, national Farm Report. These insights are a combination of ifac collated financial data and results of the most comprehensive farmer survey ever conducted in Ireland.   Ifac’s 2020 Farm Report combines the views of almost 1,500 Irish farmers with a comprehensive […]

Ifac advises Tipperary farmers about new TAMS II closing date

Ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is reminding Tipperary farmers that the Department of Agriculture has made a number of extensions to the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) deadlines, owing to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.   The following is attributable to Philip O’Connor, Head of Farm Support at ifac.   New date   […]

Ifac advises challenged Tipperary SMEs to take full advantage of Covid-19 supports

Covid-19 and lockdown are continuing to send shock waves through our economy with business activity for many SMEs in decline, as well as tumbling consumer and business confidence.   In particular, according to the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm ifac, many business owners across the Irish food and agribusiness sectors report being challenged […]

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