The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation have announced details of a new Business Continuity Voucher scheme, which can be applied for by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). The voucher is designed for businesses across every sector that employ up to 50 people and is worth up to €2500 in third-party consultancy costs. For more information on the scheme, click here.
Peninsula will be hosting an online session Friday, March 27th at 2pm Peninsula will be hosting a Facebook Live ‘Q&A for Employers’. Here is a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2672907812938848/ This Facebook live stream will include: – A live update on a constantly evolving situation – What’s next for employers? – A live Q&A session
Following yesterday's announcement from Government that all non-essential retail outlets are to close to members of the public, please click here for details on what retail outlets are designated as 'Essential Retail Outlets' and will remain open to the public, while implementing social distancing
Overview Document of Government Announcement on National COVID-19 Support Schemes Please find attached an overview document of new National COVID-19 Support Schemes announced by Government today Chambers Ireland COVID-19 Business Impacts Survey - Press Release & Survey Report Chambers Ireland have today published the results of a new survey from a sample of over 1000 businesses contacted through the Chamber Network Headline results include how 94% of businesses see their revenue declining over the coming three months and that cashflow, revenue, [...]
European Commission funds: Commission to quickly direct €37bn of European public investment to address the crisis. Commission proposes to relinquish this year the obligation to request funding of recoveries of unspent pre-financing for the European Structural and Investment Funds for 2019 and to use this money for investments under the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII). Commission sent a letter to Irish government (attached) outlining that we will receive €4 million Additionally, the Commission will pay the 2020 annual pre-financing to Ireland in [...]
As the COVID-19 emergency continues to escalate, it would appear that a lot of misleading “medical” information is being circulated. The attached presentation has been prepared by Dr. Shane Farrelly, Occupational Health Specialist, of SomarMed. It may be of use to you in clarifying the situation in terms of medical information. To view CLICK HERE
County Wexford Chamber calls on Wexford County council to lead from the front and approve a 12 month moratorium on commercial rates.
Fiona Lewis CEO of County Wexford Chamber said “We have heard over recent days how businesses can contact the Council to discuss repayment plans if they are in difficulty – well I challenge you to walk along the streets of our towns and point out the ones that are not in difficulty. Allowing people to contact the Council and apply for a freeze is not enough, and only adds to the uncertainty which surrounds them.” In the sentiments of the late [...]
Please note the update on Twitter from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection at https://twitter.com/welfare_ie/status/1240237296483364864 Our dedicated phone line for #COVID19 payment queries is open today from 9am to 5pm: 01-2481398 / 1890-800-024. Please do not go in to your local Intreo Centre if at all possible COVID-19 Information for Employers and Employees is available online here https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/4cf0e2-covid-19-coronavirus-information-for-employers-and-employees-test/ Our colleagues in the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have confirmed that the scheme is currently being finalised and more information [...]
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Irish Water Crisis Management Team has been meeting over the past number of weeks to deal with any issues arising. Irish Water’s aim is to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and to secure the supply of water and wastewater services on the public network. Irish Water is following HSE and Department of Health guidance for the existing situation and we are continually monitoring developments. Irish Water are also following advice and [...]
Resources in place to support contact by phone, email, website, social media and by post The situation in relation to Covid-19 is evolving on a continual basis and it is likely to be several weeks or more before we see the peak for the virus and its abatement. In this difficult phase of the health crisis, we would like to point out that the provision of essential public services to the people of County Wexford will continue and that all measures [...]