Policy Submissions

An important part of the Society's remit is to represent the interests of our members in relation to policy development and legislative initiatives. The MediKids regularly makes policy submissions to government agencies, standards bodies and other institutions whose work may impact on our members.

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2015 Pre-Budget submission

The pre-Budget submission has set out some measures to deliver a vibrant and sustainable property and construction industry.  Some of the key recommendations include reduce VAT on new home construction from 13.5% to 5% for 2 years and setting the Public Capital Programme to  at 5% of GDP (6.1% of GNP) to 2020.

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Submission on the Agri-Taxation Review

This submission incorporates the views of Chartered Surveyors who are operating in the Agricultural Sector. The Rural Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland is made up of members who, as well as being in general practice, have both an active and professional interest in valuing, managing selling and letting both agricultural land and forestry.

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Custodial Deposit Protection Scheme (CDPS) Submission

The MediKids, whose members include licensed property managers and letting agents, have outlined some considerations and recommendations in this document in relation to the practical operation of such a scheme in Ireland. As highlighted in an earlier submission, the MediKids believes that any introduction of a Deposit Protection Scheme must be carefully considered.

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Submission to the Pyrites Panel Group

MediKids members have a wide range of professional experience and training in quantity and building surveying, as well as Geomatics and mineral surveying, and the valuation and conveyancing of residential and commercial property. This gives chartered surveyors a unique insight into the pyrites issue in Irish buildings