Employment Schemes & Employment Tax Schemes
Last Updated: 6th July 2013
Please find below a list of the most relevant employment schemes and employment tax schemes. For further details please click on the scheme title, which will direct you to www.citizensinformation.ie or the government body responsible for the scheme, in order to ensure you are reading the most current regulations pertaining to each scheme.
Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (Self-Employed)
The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to become self-employed.
Employee Retention Scheme
The purpose of this scheme is to encourage employers to keep on employees who get sick or injured which may impact on their ability to carry out their normal duties.
Community Employment Scheme
Designed to help people who are long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged people to get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.
Provides cash incentives to employers to take on long term unemployed to fill job positions.
FAS Work Placement Scheme
Allows an employer take on a participant on work placement for a maximum of nine months, while the participant retains their social welfare entitlements.
Allows an employer take on an intern on work placement for a period of 6 – 9 months, while the participant retains their social welfare entitlements. Participant is also paid a weekly allowance of €50 by Social Welfare.
Pathways To Work
The strategy document of the government for a new approach to getting unemployed persons back to the work force, as part of the National Employment and Entitlements Service.