Extension of Employment wages Subsidy Scheme

Posted on 13 Jul 2021

The Wheel welcomes the extension of the EWSS (Employment Wages Subsidy Scheme) for the second half of 2021 as the scheme has been of great assistance to qualifying organisations in the community, voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector.

Updated Revenue guidance is available here.

It is worth noting the continuation of the guidance issued by Revenue in 2020 that would exclude income from the Government Stability Scheme as follows: “that COVID-19 related State funded grants/income supports specifically provided to meet operational costs other than staff wages, where eligibility is based on a percentage turnover reduction test, may be excluded from the definition of turnover when assessing EWSS eligibility.“.

This may be of significance to community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises and The Wheel welcomes its continued inclusion.

Guidance Doc