The 80% payout will continue until July 31, after which point firms will have to start paying national insurance and pension contributions. June and July changes(Image: Getty)The Government will continue to pay 80% of people’s salaries up to a maximum of £2,500 until July 31. This will include covering employer national insurance and pension contributions. Employers will have to foot the bill for national insurance and pension contributions – equivalent to around 5% per head. Employers will have to pay national insurance contributions, pension contributions and 20% of wages to take the total to 80% (or £2,500).
May 29, 2020 16:07 UTC
So says Peter O’Neill, Chief Operations Officer with Aer Lingus, speaking about health and safety measures unveiled by his airline today. It strongly suggests the possibility of temperature checks, but such screening is conspicuous by its absence in Aer Lingus's explainer. The EASA and ECDC recommendations are that a requirement for temperature checks should be considered together with national health authorities, and the question of who would oversee or pay for health controls continues to be debated. "That consultation is ongoing and at this time temperature checks are not being conducted by authorities at Irish airports," Aer Lingus says. Aer Lingus is currently operating around 5pc of its normal schedule, but plans to gradually step back up as government and health guidelines permit.
May 29, 2020 16:07 UTC
Photo: Nick Ansell/PAAmazon is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The online retail giant is in negotiations to lease the 2 Burlington Plaza office block in central Dublin, said the person who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The 75,000 square foot (6,967 square meters) building is currently occupied by Bank of Ireland. Demand for office space in the city fell 21pc in the first quarter of the year compared to the last three months of 2019, according to real analysis from CBRE. The State’s low tax business model is also under threat from proposed new global tax rules, while Brexit threatens to drive trade costs sharply higher.
May 29, 2020 16:07 UTC
Roger Federer has been crowned No 1 on Forbes' Highest Paid Athletes list for the first time in his career. The 38-year-old Swiss is just the ninth athlete to take top sport since it was first done in 1990. Ronaldo and Messi combined for total pre-tax earnings of $209m (£169m) in the last 12 months, a $28m (£22.6m) drop from the year before. Osaka earned $1.4m (£1.1m) more than American great Williams who had topped the list for the last four years. Japan's Naomi Osaka made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months
May 29, 2020 15:55 UTC
PARENTS returning to work from maternity or adoptive leave will be included in a government scheme to subsidise their wages during the Covid-19 crisis. ‘I am satisfied that this change addresses the anomaly and ensures appropriate operation of the temporary wage subsidy scheme recognition of the unique circumstances applying to those returning to work after a period of maternity or adoptive leave,” said Mr Donohoe. Chambers Ireland welcomed the reform but said certainty on the duration of the wage subsidy scheme – which ends on June 9 – is needed urgently. “These women are bona fide employees often with a long employment history with the employer registered with Revenue for the temporary wage subsidy scheme,” she said. “Excluding them from coverage was unacceptable to Ictu and in direct conflict with the spirit of the temporary wage subsidy scheme and the provisions in employment equality legislation.”Online Editors
May 29, 2020 15:53 UTC
Follow the latest coronavirus news in Ireland and across the world on the Independent.ie live blog. 16.08 29/05/2020Schools will reopen at the beginning of the academic year at the end of August, taoiseach confirmsExpand Close Taoiseach Leo Varakdar. / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Taoiseach Leo Varakdar. Primary and secondary schools will reopen at the beginning of the academic year at the end of August, the taoiseach has confirmed. He also said he believes the country is "on track" to see a further easing of restrictions on June 8.
May 29, 2020 15:02 UTC
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he and his wife have recovered from Covid-19, saying he 'could hardly walk' as the virus struck him down. "Me and my wife had it just after (football) broke up," Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester. "A week later I really started to struggle, I had no smell and no taste. "I had no strength, and I really struggled, and my wife was the same as well. I felt really weak, had no real appetite, and had a weird sensation for three weeks of having no taste."
May 29, 2020 14:26 UTC
Mum-of-one and Thameslink rail ticket collector Belly Mujinga, 47, from Hendon, North London, died from Covid-19 after a passenger spat at her at Victoria Station. British Transport Police have now said no further action will be taken in relation to her death following “extensive enquiries”. No further action will be taken against a 57-year-old man from London who was interviewed in connection with the incident, police confirmed. The statement continued: "No further action will be taken against a 57-year-old man from London who was interviewed in connection with this matter. "We will continue working to protect our frontline transport workers, who are playing a vital role in supporting passengers and keeping our country moving."
May 29, 2020 14:25 UTC
Brighton are exploring the possibility of holding friendlies ahead of the Premier League’s resumption next month. ‘Project Restart’ stepped up a gear on Thursday when the clubs settled on a provisional restart date of June 17 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Players got the green line to begin contact training earlier this week and Albion chief executive Paul Barber confirmed friendlies are being considered as a way of building match fitness. “We felt that the June 20 date was a more comfortable day from a playing perspective in terms of giving the players a decent amount of time to return to contact training,” Barber said. “But certainly that’s one of the considerations, for sure.”PA Media
May 29, 2020 14:03 UTC
Sweden has the highest coronavirus death rate per capita than any country in the world over the past seven days. That rate is an astonishing 11 times higher than the world average of 0.49 deaths for every million people over the same period. Sweden's seven day rolling average is higher than any other country, followed by Brazil (4.51), San Marino (4.21), Peru (4.12) and the UK (3.78). Despite the rolling average, Sweden does not have the highest coronavirus death rate per million people since the outbreak started. France sits in sixth place, with 439.11 coronavirus deaths for every million people since the crisis started, and Sweden is behind with 422.41.
May 29, 2020 13:52 UTC
Asked whether they would be deemed to be in breach of their terms of employment, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "Head teachers I'm sure will be having conversations with their own staff in the usual way. "But I'm sure head teachers will have been having discussions with individual teachers." Sign up for the Mirror Politics newsletter From the coronavirus to Brexit, this is an era of great change and uncertainty. Our daily politics newsletter is there at 8.30am to guide you through these turbulent times. Don't miss a thing - sign up for the Mirror Politics newsletter by visiting www.mirror.co.uk/email.
May 29, 2020 13:39 UTC
IRISH singer and showbiz legend Brendan Bowyer has died aged 81. "It is with deep sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Brendan Bowyer," the statement said. Expand Close Brendan Bowyer and The Royal Showband at the Television Club, Harcourt Street, Dublin, 8 January 1968. / FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsapp Brendan Bowyer and The Royal Showband at the Television Club, Harcourt Street, Dublin, 8 January 1968. "I grew up in Waterford when Brendan Bowyer & the Royal Showband were Ireland’s biggest stars.
May 29, 2020 13:38 UTC
A married woman revealed how lockdown put an end to a decade-long affair with a former flame - and led her to rediscover the joy of being with her husband. The affair started in 2010 after the writer discovered her husband, who is given the pseudonym 'David', had been having an affair with a colleague. The writer and Sam decided they did not want to leave their respective partners but agreed to continue meeting up. The writer explained she didn't want to leave her husband for Sam because she didn't want the 'upheaval' of tearing apart two families. Stock imageThe writer explained she didn't want to leave her husband for Sam because she didn't want the 'upheaval' of tearing apart two families.
May 29, 2020 13:30 UTC
Teams typically carry around 270 minor league players, but exact amount of the gift remains unclear because spring training was never completed and minor league rosters were never finalized. Teams typically carry around 270 minor league players, but exact amount of the gift remains unclear because spring training was never completed and minor league rosters were never finalized. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that the minor league baseball season, which is shorter than the MLB season, is widely expected to be canceled as MLB attempts to wrangle the financial damage from COVID-19. 'Across baseball, hundreds of minor league players were cut today and lost their jobs, sources tell ESPN. MLB denied reports last month that 40 minor league teams would be eliminated in a massive restructuring of the system.
May 29, 2020 13:26 UTC
The Government controversial takeover of the country’s private hospitals is to end at the June in its current form. Highly placed sources suggested that the State may seek to lease blocks of beds in private hospitals during the forthcoming winter months. But he said taking over the private hospitals was the right thing to do at the time. The State effectively took over nearly 20 private hospitals at the beginning of April in the face of a potential surge of Covid-19 cases. However the deal has been criticised over its cost and because significant numbers of beds in private hospitals remained unused.
Source:The Irish Times
May 29, 2020 13:25 UTC