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# covid supports

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Reduced 9% VAT rate for hospitality sector to be extended until February 2023
The special 9% rate for the hospitality sector was introduced in 2020 in a bid to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
All time
Government to keep wage subsidy scheme levels 'under review', says minister
The scheme is supporting 289,000 workers and 25,800 employers at cost of €414 million, as of last month, said Donohoe.
Low-income families faced losing up to 30% of earnings without lockdown supports, CSO says
A new CSO report says that supports such as the PUP prevented significant falls in household income.
Explainer: How will the government's new Covid support scheme for businesses work?
Applications for the scheme will open next week.
Cycle cafés, outdoor cinemas and street canopies part of €2.8m funds for 106 towns and villages
Minister Heather Humphreys said that the aim was to “increase footfall in rural towns and villages” during the pandemic.