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Ireland: Expectations for possible initiatives in stimulus plan (COVID-19)

Ireland: Expectations, initiatives in stimulus plan

Ireland’s government is expected to announce later this week stimulus initiatives to boost economic activity following the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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While the measures in a stimulus package are not yet known, there are expectations that they could include or address:

  • Pay-related social insurance (PRSI) relief to ease the impact of the COVID payment wind-down
  • Expanded credit guarantee scheme
  • Priority for infrastructure investment to provide jobs and address current “bottlenecks”
  • Reduced rates of value added tax (VAT) as support for certain consumer-facing sectors

Read a July 2020 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Ireland

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