Revealed: Coalition plots delay to living wage and sick day entitlements in ‘€150m business package’

The long-awaited business supports package will include ramped-up grants and a wide-ranging review of policy moves set to heap costs on firms

Peter Burke, the enterprise minister, is this weekend putting the final touches to a support package of ramped-up grants and changes to employers’ PRSI worth up to €150 million that’s set to go to cabinet on Tuesday Picture: Rollingnews

The government is eyeing up a delay to the living wage and a pausing of wider policy changes as part of review of business costs that will be announced this week. A package of up to €150 million of supports for small businesses is to be approved by cabinet on Tuesday.

The review will include a commitment to delay or more slowly phase in further minimum wage increases towards the national living wage and additional ...