Emergency Measures for Small, Medium and Larger Businesses

It was announced today that a range of measures has been agreed to further support small, medium and larger businesses that are negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Those measures are:

✅ A €10,000 restart grant for micro and small businesses based on a rates/waiver rebate from 2019.

✅ A three-month commercial rates waiver for impacted businesses.

✅ A €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund within the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), which will make capital available to medium and large enterprises on commercial terms.

✅ A €2 billion COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme to support lending to SMEs for terms ranging from 3 months to 6 years, which will be below market interest rates.

✅ The ‘warehousing’ of tax liabilities for a period of twelve months after recommencement of trading during which time there will be no debt enforcement action taken by Revenue and no interest charge accruing in respect of the warehoused debt.

✅ A commitment to local authorities to make up the rates shortfall, so that local authorities can continue provide full services to the public.

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