Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The closure of businesses, because of Covid-19 , affected thousands of workers in Ireland. To help people who had lost income, the government introduced the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. It has become known as the PUP How Much is the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment ? The Covid-19 PUP was initially €203 a week when it began […]
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Stay and Spend Incentive

Back in July, as part of a Stimulus Plan , the government announced the “Stay and Spend” Incentive Scheme. The stay and spend incentive is an income tax credit that can be claimed on expenditure on accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drinks. It applies to spending between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021. Taxpayers can […]
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Covid-19 Restart Grants for Small Businesses

There are now several different Business Restart Grants available to help small businesses sole traders and B&Bs with the extra cost of restarting after the Covid lockdown. Enterprise Support Grant The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced than the Enterprise Support Grant will be available to assist with the expenses of re-opening […]
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Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments Instead of Weekly

The Dept. of Employment and Social Protection changed all weekly payments of social welfare payments to fortnightly in March 2020 . The main reason for the change to Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments was to reduce visits to Post Offices and reduce infection risks. But the changes to fortnightly payments also affected payments made to […]
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