Number of businesses who believe they can keep trading for more than 9 months has increased to 68%, up 5% from April
Today, the 22nd of July ISME release the results of our eighth flash survey on COVID-19. The survey found that 62% of respondents are availing of the TWSS or EWSS, meaning wage supports remain by far the largest liquidity solution availed of by business. 17% of those surveyed are availing of the COVID Restrictions Support Scheme, up 9% from April.
19% of respondents were availing of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) as a self-employed person, up 3% from April.
On a continued 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 68%, up 5% from April. The number of respondents who believe their businesses will cease operating remains steady at 1%, similar to January and April- full data in report below or click here.