Over €30 million paid in State aid
Staff at the Revenue Commissioners have processed over €30 million of State aid payments during the coronavirus pandemic, Fórsa has confirmed.
Over 8,000 employers have signed up to the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme, which ensures that workers receive enhanced supports directly from their employer. Underwritten by the public purse, the scheme is available to organisations that temporarily close or lose business because of the pandemic.
Unemployment in the State has now reached 25%, and a significant number of those affected are eligible for payments under the various aid programmes. To date, more than 58,000 employees have benefited from the wage subsidy scheme.
Fórsa official Geraldine O’Brien has commended the Trojan efforts of Revenue workers. “We offer a huge ‘thank you’ to our unseen heroes who are carrying out this vital work, keeping our economy working as best it can during this crisis,” she said.
Get more information on the wage subsidy scheme HERE.