States agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors

The payroll co-funding scheme and other financial support measures will continue beyond June 30th to support sectors that are expected to face significant ongoing pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The payroll co-funding scheme is being continued until at least the end of September for businesses that are still experiencing a significant downturn in the following sectors.

They can continue to apply for either 80% or 100% of the minimum wage for employees depending on the extent to which the business is impacted. The expectation is that businesses within these sectors that are more reliant on tourist trade will be hardest hit and far more likely to require support over this extended period.

-Retail outlets
-Restaurants and other food and drink businesses (excluding takeaways)
-Event companies such as those working in corporate events or weddings
-Travel agents & tour operators
-Arts, entertainment and recreation which act as tourist activities

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