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

Madrigal Feast was Thursday night

first_imgThe Wellington vocal music will be hosting its Christmas “Madrigal Feast” tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m..The dinner/theater will be in a renaissance atmosphere with food, music and entertainment. Tickets can still be purchased at the door. Contact Krystal Nelson at 326-4310 or e-mail her at [email protected] Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down anon · 400 weeks ago Last year was a BLAST!!!!!!!!!! Everyone who can go NEEDS to go. Krystal is a great choral teacer and I was also a student and I miss her class and all the programs we did. It will even get the Grinch in the Christmas spirit. Report Reply 0 replies · active 400 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Duke Fan · 400 weeks ago You know that any time we can see these young people perform it is a good thing. I would love to see them singing the national anthem at home games. We were in Kingman last weekend and thier madrigal’s sounded great. I am sure ours would be just as good. Report Reply 0 replies · active 400 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more