Revenue extends enhanced EWSS supports for businesses affected by Christmas restrictions

Restaurants forced to close at 8pm and live venues that were subject to reduced capacity are among eligible businesses to receive supports until end of May 2022

According to new figures, almost €6.4 billion worth of EWSS supports have been paid out to 51,900 employers, representing 711,600 employees, since the scheme was brought in. Picture:

Businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions implemented in December 2021 and January 2022 will continue to avail of enhanced rates of the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) until the end of May 2022, Revenue has confirmed.

As part of Budget 2022, the Government agreed the future of the EWSS, including the graduated step-down in subsidy rates payable, with a view to bringing the scheme to an end by April 2022.

As of Tuesday, employers went from ...