Only certain companies are eligible for the Covid-19 Sales Reduction Grant.
A Laois businessman believes the government should have applied a tiered approach to the Covid-19 Sales Reduction Grant.
At the moment businesses can apply for a payment of up to €5,000 to help cover losses.
However, to be eligible, your sales must have dropped by at least 80%.
Chairperson of traders group Downtown Portlaoise, Mark Healy says losing out on three-quarters of your revenue in any business would have a massive impact: