Minister for finance Paschal Donohoe (top right) and Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty, brief the media at Government Buildings this afternoon.
Minister Regina Doherty says “we’re not cutting anybody’s wages” as the Govt announces changes to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment that come into effect at the end of this month | Read more: https://t.co/RMlS53L2uU pic.twitter.com/3LiRcz7tB0
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The €350 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will become two-tiered from June 29, with people who were earning less than €200 per week before the outbreak of Covid-19 set to drop to €203 per week.
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty today announced that the payment will continue until Phase 5 of the road map for reopening the economy on August 10, but it will be split from the beginning of Phase 3 in just over three weeks.