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Factsheet for measure IE-2021-7/1791 – measures in Ireland
|Country||Ireland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 11 February 2021 – 08 March 2021|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Roisin Farelly (IRN Publishing) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 March 2021 (updated 10 May 2021)|
The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme was launched in February 2021 to provide support to providers of certain tourism services who did not qualify for assistance under the government's COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). It is designed to help these tourism businesses continue to operate through 2021 by contributing towards their fixed costs.
The following Business types are being targeted under this scheme:
To qualify, the following must apply:
The grant amount is based on the annual eligible turnover from 2019 and the minimum amount is €3,750 and maximum grant amount is €200,000.
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities|
|R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
|S - Other Service Activities||S96 Other personal service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), €55 million scheme to support tourism businesses, measure IE-2021-7/1791 (measures in Ireland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IE-2021-7_1791.html
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