The Government announced the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) on 23rd July 2020. This is an economy-wide enterprise support that focuses primarily on business eligibility. The scheme provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of paid and eligible employees on the employer’s payroll.
The EWSS will replace the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1st September 2020. It is expected to continue until 31st March 2021. Both schemes will run in parallel from 1st July 2020 until the TWSS ceases at the end of August 2020.