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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Government announces two-month extension to wage subsidy scheme

The Government has announced a two-month extension to the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) to aid businesses impacted by the new restrictions.

The Government had planned to end the support payment, but reversed the decision after imposing further restrictions.

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he had decided to maintain the enhanced rates of subsidy under the EWSS for a further two months and said it was a more efficient and effective way to support businesses affected in the short-term.

From February 1st 2022, the original two-rate structure of €203 per week and €151.50 per week will apply.

For March and April 2022 the flat rate subsidy of €100 per week will apply.

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The scheme will then end on April 30th 2022.

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