Cabinet to discuss changes to Covid business support scheme

The Cabinet will meet this morning where changes to the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) are expected to be discussed.

Businesses affected by the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions will be able to avail of the financial supports.

The number of businesses that will be able to receive financial assistance is set to be increased under plans being drawn up by the Government.

The Coalition is aiming to put in place a scheme for those companies and premises that saw their crowd capacity and opening hours cut from yesterday.

This support around wages and overheads will run along the lines of what was available during the last full lockdown.

Today’s Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be the final one of the year with Government insisting there are no plans for more restrictions.

However, this all comes with a caveat that there are no guarantees when it comes to Covid.

Also on the Cabinet agenda today is the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The plan, which must be submitted for ratification to the European Commission before the end of the year, will see €9.8bn in funding made available to 130,000 farm families.

This plan being brought to Cabinet by Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue will ringfence 25% of direct payments for environmental measures.

Article Source – Cabinet to discuss changes to Covid business support scheme – RTE – Mícheál Lehane

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