Cabinet meets on business supports

The Cabinet will meet this morning to discuss changes to the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme.

Businesses affected by the latest round of Covid-19 restrictions will be able to avail of the financial supports.

The number of businesses that will be able to receive financial assistance is set to be increased under plans being drawn up by the Government.

The Government is aiming to put in place a scheme for those companies and premises that saw their crowd capacity and opening hours cut from yesterday.

This support around wages and overheads will run along the lines of what was available during the last full lockdown.

Today's Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be the final one of the year with Government insisting there are no plans for more restrictions.

However, this all comes with a caveat that there are no guarantees when it comes to Covid.