CBA News

Cash Flow and Other Supports for Businesses

Cash flow supports for businesses A variety of other supports for businesses affected by COVID-19 have been made available by the State and State agencies, including: Loans from €25,000 to €1.5 million under the Working Capital Loan Scheme, operated by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI). Loans are available to viable micro, small and […]

Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland

Important information for all CBA members. We have been advised that Enterprise Ireland will launch a call for funding on April 20 to support retail companies to enhance their digital capability. Details of this initiative plus links for further information are below. If you have any queries on the application process please contact: retail@enterprise-ireland.com   To […]

Minister Donohoe announces update to the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

The Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) was introduced on 26th March 2020 to provide income support to eligible employees where the employer’s business activities have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The aim of the scheme is to maximise staff retention and firm viability by maintaining the link between the employer and employee.  The […]

Major expansion of business supports for SMEs

COVID-19: Minister Humphreys announces major expansion of business supports for SMEs 8th April 2020 €1 billion in liquidity measures available for SMEs €180m Sustaining Enterprise Fund launched Expansion of two SBCI Loan Schemes by €450m to provide an extra €250m for working capital and €200m for longer-term loans, bringing the total allocation to support liquidity in companies […]

Covid-19: Ireland launches “The Community Call” in major nationwide volunteering effort

The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national government with the community and voluntary sectors, was announced today by Government. The Community Call is an unprecedented mobilisation of both state and voluntary resources to combat the effects of Covid-19. The purpose of the Community Call is to coordinate community activity, direct community […]

COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme

COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – Employer Eligibility and Supporting Proofs/ FAQs on : Operation of the Transitional phase of the COVID-19: Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme   Dear Members, The Employer Refund Scheme has been replaced by a new and enhanced Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme for employers. Follow this link to the document providing […]

Covid-19 Latest Updates for Business & Advice Links

  LATEST UPDATES & COVID -19 RELATED BUSINESS ADVICE & LINKS The government announced National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme, will provide financial support to Irish workers and companies affected by the crisis.  Read Here  More information about the Wage Subsidy Scheme can be found here  Support for businesses impacted by COVID 19 through commercial rates deferral. Read here […]