4% of businesses avail of Restart Grant


Four percent of businesses in the country have availed of the Restart Grant from the government.

The scheme was set up to help companies reopen following the Covid-19 lockdown and are worth up to 25,000 euro.

A survey bu the ISME has found that 68 percent of firms are still using a form of wage subsidy scheme to pay their employees.

The research also says 0.4 percent of businesses have drawn down money from the 2 billion euro credit guarantee scheme.