COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme in numbers, 25 May 2020

May 25, 2020

Over one billion euro has been paid under the scheme, this includes €96 million in income tax refunds.  Over 55,500 employers are registered with the scheme and over 473,500 employees have already received at least one payment.  This is according to the latest statistics published by Revenue.  Wholesale and retail trade sector continue to have the largest share of employers, followed by construction and professional and technical services.   

The number of people that moved from the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) is 38,200.  While 29,800 people moved from the TWSS to the PUP.   

Since the Operational Phase began (4 May 2020), 79 percent of employees are receiving a top up payment from their employer.  Over half (56 percent) are receiving a subsidy of at least €350.   

Statistics on the scheme up to 21 May 2020 are available to read in full on the Revenue website