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Pandemic Unemployment Payment To Stop Entirely On February 8th

The government is unveiling its National Economic Recovery Plan this lunchtime.

The last PUP payments will be made on February 8th next year.

The government's confirmed that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out, starting in September.

As part of the National Economic Recovery Plan, the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme is being extended until December 31st this year.

The 9 per cent VAT rate for the tourism sector will be extended until September 2022.

Taoiseach Micheal Martin says the Recovery Plan provides certainty to businesses and workers going forward:

Head of News at the Irish Independent, Ferbane's Kevin Doyle explains why the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme is being extended:

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