Thursday October 29, 2020

Public split on whether to extend Covid-19 payments

Poll shows 51 per cent of people believe Covid-19 payment and wage subsidies should be kept in place until end of year, but 44 per cent believe payments should be wound down

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

31st May, 2020
The Red C poll shows that public opinion is starting to shift on the issue of how fast the Covid-19 restrictions should be lifted to reopen the economy

The public are split on the crucial question of how long to keep the Covid-19 unemployment payments and wage subsidies in place, according to the latest Business Post/Red C poll.

The cabinet is due to discuss extending the €350 Covid-19 unemployment payment and the Covid-19 wage subsidy of up to €410 per week beyond their current cut-off dates of June 8 and June 18 respectively.

The Red C online poll found that 51 per...

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