EWSS update

The EWSS has replaced the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) from 1st September 2020. It is expected to continue until 31st March 2021. The scheme provides a flat-rate subsidy to qualifying employers based on the numbers of paid and eligible employees on the employer’s payroll. We have summarised the qualifying criteria in the attached appendix.

In the below article, we wished to highlight again some of the key considerations, including that the employer is required to undertake a review on the last day of every month to ensure they continue to meet the eligibility criteria.

If they no longer qualify, they should deregister for EWSS with effect from the following day (that being the first of the month).