COVID-19: Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

As part of the July Jobs Stimulus measures announced by Government on 23 July 2020 to provide financial support to employers affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Revenue will operate a new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (“EWSS”) from 1 September 2020. The EWSS will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (“TWSS”) which is due to end on 31 August 2020.  The EWSS will run until 31 March 2021 and will act as a payroll subsidy support scheme rather than as an income replacement measure.