Brian Keegan: Better to subsidise workers’ wages than to pay the dole

The wage subsidy scheme is fundamental to job retention and restoration, both of which are critical to achieving a quick national recovery

26th April, 2020
Brian Keegan: Better to subsidise workers’ wages than to pay the dole
“If we do not ensure that support is maintained for the industries most damaged by the coronavirus crisis, national recovery will be patchy at best.”

One of the most inane comments I heard about Brexit was from a management guru who said that it only forced businesses to plan in ways that they should have been doing already. As being wise after the event goes, this takes some beating.

But if Brexit caught some of us unawares, almost everyone was blind-sided to the prospect of a Covid-19 pandemic. Even Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could admit last week that a...

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