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Covid-19 Pandemic Supports

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 27 July 2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (485)

Ruairí Ó Murchú

Question:

485. Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the amount spent on the Covid-19 support schemes in tabular form. [40982/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Across 2020 and 2021, Government will have made available over €31 billion for direct expenditure measures to support our people, businesses and key public services deal with the impacts of Covid-19.

Over €16½ billion was allocated during 2020 with provision for almost €12 billion made as part of Budget 2021 and further funding of approximately €3 billion to be allocated for the measures in the Economic Recovery Plan (ERP). Amounts provided across both years for some of the key schemes are indicated in the table below. Further details on the measures funded by the 2021 allocations are outlined in the Mid-Year Expenditure Report (MYER), published last week.

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2020

2021

Total

-

€bn

€bn

€bn

Social Protection

10.1

10.1

20.1

of which: Pandemic Unemployment Payment

5.1

3.3

8.4

EWSS/TWSS

4.5

2.4

6.9

Other (illness benefit, activation measures, etc.)

0.5

1.5

2.0

ERP extension of the EWSS (Q3 2021)

1.2

1.2

ERP extension PUP

0.5

0.5

ERP provision for EWSS extension (Q4 2021)

1.2

1.2

Health

2.6

1.9

4.5

of which: capacity, equipment, PPE, testing

2.6

1.9

Education

0.3

0.3

0.6

of which: Roadmap for Reopening Schools

0.1

Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

0.3

0.1

0.5

Enterprise, Trade and Employment

0.9

0.3

1.3

of which: Liquidity supports and Business Restart Grants

0.5

July Stimulus including additional funds for Restart Grants

0.5

Business Support Schemes

0.3

Housing, Local Government and Heritage

1.1

0.5

1.6

of which: Commercial Rates Waiver

0.9

0.3

ERP extension to the Commercial Rates Waiver

0.2

Transport

0.6

0.4

1.0

of which: Public Service Obligation

0.5

0.4

Other Departments

0.6

0.4

1.0

Covid Contingency Fund - earmarked expenditure

0.7

0.7

TOTAL DIRECT EXPENDITURE

16.6

14.8

31.4

*Rounding affects totals

Finalised figures for actual spending of Covid-19 allocations in 2020 will be available when the 2020 Appropriation Accounts are completed, however a preliminary estimate is included in Annex 1 of the MYER.

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