Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

The EWSS provides a subsidy to qualifying employers to offset payroll costs, and is available to businesses that are experiencing a reduction in turnover due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note, as a result of the reintroduction of COVID-19 restrictions on December 9th, the government announced an extension to the higher level of payments for the EWSS scheme. Payment levels for EWSS were set to drop from December 1st, but payment levels will now remain at the previous November levels for both December 2021 and January 2022.

Please refer to the EWSS operating guidelines below for full details on eligibility criteria and the operation of the scheme.

Read the latest guidelines for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)

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