Business 1st extends its services to include conditions of employment support

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 June, 2021 at 10:30 am by Andre Camilleri

Business First (B1st), Malta Enterprise’s one-stop-shop for business, is to extend its support services to the business community, through an agreement it has reached with the Department of Industrial and Employment Relations (DIER). Via this agreement DIER will, initially, be offering  one to one customer care services from B1st every other week, starting Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

The DIER will inform clients on the rights, and obligations, pertinent to employers, as well as the Conditions of Employment in various sectors of the Maltese economy.

The material presented is expected to be of particular use to startups, who, in all likelihood, will be first-time employers, and therefore unacquainted with the rights, and obligations, associated with being employers.

This fruitful synergy between B1st, and DIER, will be another positive step forward for the further protection of workers’ rights, which provides for a more cohesive workforce, and a stronger economy for all.

Startups can now benefit from a holistic service at B1st, ranging from registering as self-employed, (VAT, Inland Revenue and  Jobsplus), and applying for required licenses and/or permits issued by MTA and the Environment Health Directorate.  All businesses can visit B1st to avail of the services and obtain information on taxation (VAT and Inland Revenue), licenses and government incentives including those offered by Malta Enterprise.

Clients should activate their e-ID before visiting B1st as most services are carried out in a paperless format. The process to activate your e-ID can be found on

Further information about the services at B1st can be obtained by calling 144 or email on

Business 1st is the one stop shop for businesses and self-employed and is part of Malta Enterprise. It is run jointly with the Chamber of SMEs. 

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