The Government has announced enhanced business support schemes for the hospitality and arts sectors hit by the latest restrictions.
This includes reopening the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to new applicants and a relaxation of the turnover reduction figure for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme scheme to 40%. There is also an extension of tax warehousing.
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The newsletter details updates from various Working Groups:
The Cabinet will meet this morning to discuss changes to the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme. Businesses affected by the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions will be able to avail of the financial supports.
The number of businesses that will be able to receive financial assistance is set to be increased under plans being drawn up by the Government.
The Irish Hotels Federation has described the additional Covid-19 restrictions announced g by the Government as 'a massive blow for hotels and guesthouses', saying they will have a devastating impact on hospitality businesses throughout the country.
IHF President Elaina Fitzgerald Kane urged the Government to urgently intervene with immediate additional business and employment supports to sustain businesses into the New Year.
Two Irish senior executives working for Sodexo, Aoife Wycherly and Deirdre Saunders, have been recognised as role models in the UK’s ‘Women to Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel & Leisure (HTL) Index 2021’.
The Index is produced by WiHTL (Diversity in Hospitality Travel and Leisure) in partnership with the MBS Group and features 62 women and 13 advocates for change from across the hospitality, travel and leisure industry in the UK.
Workplace services provider Sodexo is on the lookout for Irish start-ups and scale-ups as ‘future of work’ partners. It has teamed up with innovation specialist L Marks to launch its Accelerator innovation lab programme here in Ireland and in the UK.
Sodexo’s Accelerator innovation programme has already launched in China, Brazil, India, France and Sweden, and from January 2022, it will focus on Ireland and UK market.
The National Public Health Emergency Team is believed to be considering a range of curbs on the hospitality sector tonight, with the aim of reducing transmission of Covid-19.
The measures being assessed are thought to include eliminating the capacity of people to book multiple tables, and also reducing numbers to six people per table. It is also believed that NPHET is assessing the value of restricting opening times of licensed premises.
EFCEM WEBINAR: Compliance and Risks on Regulatory Developments on the Horizon in RoHS and Product Safety
On Tuesday 7th December at 10am GMT, EFCEM are co-hosting a webinar on Compliance and Risks on Regulatory Developments on the Horizon in RoHS and Product Safety.
This webinar will review some of the latest updates on measures for hazardous chemicals in products. It will look at what’s in store for 2022 such as the European Commission’s plans to start a stakeholder consultation on the next RoHS Recast by the end of 2021 with the aim of adopting a proposal for a Directive by late 2022, as well as the latest updates concerning some RoHS-like regulations in the world.