Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed people

first_imgExercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter Email WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleHeartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdownNext articleLIT Applied Science & IT building progresses as Government approves Higher Education PPP Programme Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessPoliticsEnterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed peopleBy Alan Jacques – August 19, 2020 177 Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanNEWLY appointed Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Maurice Quinlivan has called on the government to expand the Enterprise Support Grant to include workers over the age of 66.Speaking to the Limerick Post this week, Deputy Quinlivan hit out at the government for excluding workers in this age bracket from support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Since the onset of the Covid-19 crisis, numerous schemes and supports were announced for workers. But one of the flagship schemes, the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP), deliberately excludes workers over the age of 66 in an unfair and discriminatory manner,” he explained.The Limerick Sinn Fein TD pointed out that one of the consequences of the last financial crash was that many workers took on debt, remortgaged houses or took out loans to put children through education.“They have had to stay working past 66 in order to pay off this debt. This situation was widely pointed out to the government at the time of the establishment of the PUP scheme.“As well as this, many self-employed businesspeople over the age of 66 have fixed repayments and commitments associated with their business, and they now have additional restarting costs to get back up and running.“It is incredibly frustrating to see self-employed and sole traders over the age of 66 excluded from access to the Enterprise Support Grant,” he claimed.Deputy Quinlivan says his office has been inundated with emails and calls from self-employed and sole traders who are excluded from the Enterprise Support Grant because a prerequisite to access funding is having been in receipt of the PUP payment.“They feel utterly let down and ignored. This new scheme is an slap in the face to them.“These self-employed businesspeople were unemployed due to Covid-19 and managed to weather the crisis so far without access to the PUP. They are now trying to restart their businesses, but unlike other self-employed businesspeople, they cannot access the Enterprise Support Grant.“This grant is a simple one of up to €1,000, and it seems very mean-spirited and ageist that the government would exclude self-employed businesspeople because they are over 66.“The government should restructure the grant to ensure older self-employed people are included,” he concluded.last_img read more

Why can’t the Christmas Spirit be alive throughout the year?

first_imgRespectfully yours,John Di Genio Dear Editor:The holiday season is here! Shoppers rush from store to store, looking for the right gift for that special someone. Yuletide cheer is alive and well. Passers-by seem more friendly than usual. Strangers are willing to lend a helping hand. Peace, love, and understanding supplant anger, hate, and intolerance. Truly, the magic of Christmas brings people closer together. However, about the second week in January, dried-out Christmas trees, Yuletide decorations, and holiday gift-wrappings are thrown away. Sadly, along with those festive trimmings go our kindness. Nasty snarls and frigid looks replace cheerful holiday greetings. A helping hand from a stranger is looked upon with suspicion. Prejudices and bigotry are rekindled. Why can’t the Christmas Spirit be alive throughout the year? The Christmas season clearly demonstrates that society can set aside its differences and live in harmony. last_img read more

OPM Chocolate,

first_imgOPM Chocolate, the division of OPM that supplies solutions for the confectionery industry, and represented in the UK by Hänsel UK (Peterborough, Cambs), has introduced an electronic piston-type forming machine for depositing fat, cream or sugar-based chocolate.Made from stainless steel, it has a double jacket to allow water circulation and an easily removable horizontal mixer.last_img

Dale E. Lamping

first_imgDale E. Lamping, age 54 of Moores Hill, died Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Born February 27, 1966 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, he is the son of Mildred (Nee: Sturwold) and Herbert Lamping. He married Leisa Bruns October 22, 2017 in Moores Hill. He was a meat cutter for the Kroger’s store in Lawrenceburg.Although his family described him as a homebody, Dale had several interests. He often golfed three days a week, although in his case, frequency apparently didn’t translate into skill. Dale also loved weekly poker games and was an avid fisherman, who enjoyed others joining him. Not really a traveler, he did look forward to trips with family or going to visit family and loved his children and grandchildren.He is survived by his wife Leisa; daughter Heather (Tyler) Wilson of Milan; son Brad (Brittney) Lamping of Versailles; step daughters Deborah (Steven) Nies of Harrison, Ohio, Nichole (Dillian) Chatar of Navarre, Florida; step son Jerry (& companion Cynthia) Fryer of Milan; parents Mildred and Herb Lamping of Batesville; sisters Sharon (Nick) Doll and Barb (Terry) Flodder, both of Batesville; brother Brian (Kelly) Lamping of Guilford, Indiana; two grandchildren and three step grandchildren. Visitation for the public is Wednesday, July 22nd, from Noon until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Social distancing must be observed and the family requests masks be worn. A private service will be held at 2 p.m. for immediate family only, due to the social distancing mandate restrictions. The service will be live streamed for everyone and can be viewed by going to Dale’s obituary page on our website (www.weigelfh.com) and clicking on the link. Following services, Dale’s wishes are to be cremated. The family requests memorials to the Gibault Children’s Services (formerly Gibault School for Boys).last_img read more

Sports Union of Canton Sarajevo Organizing Race “Vivicitta 2014”

first_imgThis year, as well as in previous years, the Sports union of Canton Sarajevo is organizing the international street race “Vivicitta 2014”.According to the Sports Union, the race will be held on 6 April at 10:30 in front of the Commemoration to the children killed in occupied Sarajevo 1992-1995.Official participants (athletes) will run 3 circles, hence 12 km, and the other participants, students of primary and secondary schools, university students and veterans will run 4 km.The organizers expect a great number of participants and invite Sarajevo citizens to magnify this event with their presence.(Source: Fena)last_img