Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Ceisteanna (141)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

141. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he is considering reopening the restart grants to new applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40340/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

The Restart Grant scheme was launched on 15 May 2020. As a result of increasing demand for the Scheme, the Restart Grant plus was launched in the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus as part of the Government’s evolving response to the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on business.

The Restart Plus scheme closed as of 31 October and has been superseded as part of Budget 2021 measures by the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) operated by the Revenue Commissioners. The CRSS offers a targeted, timely and temporary sector-specific support to businesses forced to close or trade at significantly reduced levels due to COVID- 19 of up to €5,000 per week.

Accordingly, there are currently no plans to re-open the Restart Grant Scheme.