The number of businesses who believe they can keep trading for more than 9 months has increased to 63%, up 13% from January
On 13th April, ISME released the results of our seventh flash survey on COVID-19. The survey found that 64% of respondents are availing of the TWSS or EWSS, making wages supports by far the largest liquidity solution availed of by business. Just 8% of those surveyed are availing of the COVID-19 Restrictions Support Scheme.
16% of respondents were availing of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) as a self-employed person, the same as in January.
On a positive note, as you will see below, the number of respondents
who believe their business can operate for more than 9 months has increased to 63%, up 13% from January. The number of respondents who believe their businesses will cease operating remains at 1%, similar to January- full data in report below or click here.