COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in numbers, 18 May 2020

May 18, 2020

The latest statistics on the scheme (to 14 May 2020) tell us that there are over 53,900 employers registered with Revenue for the scheme, this is up 1,300 on the previous week’s numbers.  The cumulative value of payments made under the scheme is €936 million, this includes €86 million in income tax refunds.  Over 464,400 employees have already received at least one payment under the scheme.

The statistics published by Revenue tell us that the wholesale and retail trade sector continues to have the highest percentage of employers and employees availing of the scheme, followed by the construction sector (page 15).

The overall flow of employees in and out of the scheme (page 4) tell us that 28,800 people have moved to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), while 32,600 moved into the Wage Subsidy Scheme from the PUP. 

Statistics on the scheme are available on the Revenue website.