PUP should be cut faster to get workers back, Isme says

Group says lack of state guidance on companies’ right to staff vaccination status puts employers in an impossible position

15th June, 2021
PUP should be cut faster to get workers back, Isme says
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association will tomorrow tell an Oireachtas committee that pandemic support payments are acting as a “significant brake” on getting people back to work. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) is a “significant” disincentive for people contemplating a return to work and should be cut more rapidly, an employers’ group has said.

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Association (Isme) will tomorrow tell an Oireachtas committee that pandemic support payments are acting as a “significant brake” on getting people back to work, particularly in the areas of agriculture, hospitality and accommodation.

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