Tuesday June 2, 2020

Covid-19: More than 830,000 receiving state payments

Post-pandemic recovery plan includes VAT cuts for the worst-affected sectors, write-off of rates bills and greater access to working capital

6th April, 2020
A near-deserted O’Connell Street in Dublin today. More than 39,000 employers hit by Covid-19 restrictions have registered for the temporary wage subsidy scheme

More than 830,000 people now have their income either largely or fully subsidised by the state.

A total of 507,000 people were in receipt of the €350 weekly Covid-19 pandemic unemployment support payment as of Friday. This time last week, a total of 283,000 were receiving the payment.

A further 207,000 people are on the Live Register and receiving €203 jobseeker's benefit.

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