COVID-19: Wage Subsidy Scheme in numbers

Apr 27, 2020

Total payments made by Revenue under the scheme is not at €430 million.  Over 48,100 employers are registered for the scheme, 35,200 have received a subsidy and over 337,400 employees have received at least one payment.  The recent statistics published by Revenue tell us that the wholesale and retail trade sector have the highest percentage of employers, followed by the construction sector.  

Most employees receiving a subsidy under the scheme are in the average pay range €0 to €500.  In 84 percent of cases, employers are topping up employees pay, the average top up is €181.   

Three weeks of statistics on the scheme are available on the Revenue website.