Number of businesses who believe they can keep trading for more than 9 months has decreased by 8%, dropping to 50%, compared to 58% in November
Today, the 10th of February ISME release the results of our sixth flash survey on COVID-19. The survey found that 69% of respondents are availing of the TWSS or EWSS, making wages supports by far the largest liquidity solution availed of by business. Just 11% of those surveyed are availing of the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme.
While some 16% of respondents were availing of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) as a self-employed person, down from 25% in November.
On a positive note, as you will see below, the number of respondents who believe their business will cease trading has dropped from 5% in April to less than 1% in November. The number who believe they can keep trading for more than 9 months has increased from 20% in April to 58% in November – full data in report below: