Local TD calls for urgent review of Covid-19 pandemic payment

A Longford-Westmeath TD has expressed concern at reports that some people are not returning to work as they are being paid more on the Covid-19 pandemic assistance than what they would have earned in their jobs

Business group IBEC is today calling the Covid-19 unemployment payment, which is worth 350 euro per week, to be reviewed as a matter of urgency.

Almost 4 in 10 people claiming the payment were earning less than 300 euro per week before the outbreak.

Fianna Fáil’s business spokesman, Robert Troy, is calling for an urgent review of the scheme: