Employment supports to continue throughout 2021

Oct 13, 2020

Another wage subsidy scheme will take over from the Employment Wage subsidy Scheme (EWSS) when it expires on 31 March 2021. The Minister detailed that there will be no cliff edge end to the EWSS.  Further announcements on the form of the next wage subsidy scheme will be made when the economic conditions are clearer.

The Department of Finance has begun the process of applying for EU funding to help with the cost of the TWSS.  The Commission has set up a Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE). This could result in Ireland accessing EU funds of just under €2.5 billion to cover the €2.9 billion spent on the TWSS.