- Enhanced ‘double rate’ payment available in respect of a three-week period
- Single payment will be made to cover full three-week period entitlement
- Maximum weekly amount payable increased to €10,000 (maximum payment of €30,000 for three-week period).
Following an announcement on Tuesday (01/06/2021) by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, T.D., Revenue confirmed that it is implementing a change to the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS) to increase restart payments for businesses opening from 2 June 2021.
Today (3/6/2021) Revenue confirmed that it will operate the changes to CRSS on an administrative basis pending the enactment of the necessary legislation. As part of the changes, eligible businesses resuming trading activities from 2 June 2021 can claim an enhanced restart payment to assist them with the additional costs of reopening. The enhanced restart payment provides a single payment in respect of a 3-week period, with the weekly entitlement calculated at double the normal weekly CRSS rate.
The maximum amount that may be claimed in respect of each of the weeks covered by the enhanced restart payment has been increased from €5,000 to €10,000 (total maximum payment is therefore €30,000). Businesses availing of CRSS who are not yet reopening continue to be subject to a maximum weekly payment amount of €5,000.
Businesses who are registered for CRSS and have resumed their trading activities from 2 June, can make their claim for the enhanced restart payment from Friday, 4 June 2021, via the eRepayments service in ROS.
Once a business makes a claim for the enhanced restart payment, it no longer qualifies for CRSS. With this in mind, Revenue has advised businesses, such as pubs and restaurants who are permitted to reopen for outdoors services only from 7 June, to consider when it may be most beneficial for them to make their claim for the enhanced restart payment.