Following a government announcement yesterday, we are delighted to confirm that the current Irish government support (EWSS) will be extended to 31st December, 2021.


For Q3, the Government has decided to broadly maintain the status quo for EWSS.  However, the criteria for eligibility will continue to be monitored by ourselves and for some companies whose reduction in turnover in 2021 compared to 2019 does not fulfil the criteria of a greater than 30% reduction, these companies will no longer receive the EWSS.


For Q4, the Government has approved the extension of the EWSS, however, it is considered too early yet to prescribe the precise operational parameters of the scheme that should apply for that quarter and decisions in that regard would be taken closer to the time around the end of August / early September.