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Covid wage subsidy scheme may be extended until April

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Minister Heather Humphreys

Minister Heather Humphreys

Minister Heather Humphreys

The Government is considering extending the wage subsidy scheme until next April as one of a number of measures aimed at rebooting the economy.

The scheme would also be extended to people who are currently unemployed and seasonal workers under plans still being discussed by ministers. However, the State's contribution to the scheme will be reduced to ensure it can be extended into the new year.

The proposal is central to the Government's much anticipated July Stimulus Package, which will contain a raft of measures aimed at creating employment.