5th February 2022

EWSS Update

Minister Paschal Donohoe has issued a reminder to employers that the graduated exit path for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) has commenced.

From 1 February 2022, most businesses, move to the reduced weekly rate of support of €203 per employee for the month of February, followed by the weekly flat rate subsidy of €100 per employee for the final two months of the scheme in March and April 2022.

As announced on 21 January 2022, businesses availing of EWSS that were directly impacted by the public health regulations of last December, will continue to receive the enhanced rates of subsidy for the month of February and the graduated step-down in subsidy rates will be delayed by one month with such firms continuing to receive support under the scheme until 31 May 2022.

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