Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Cycle to Work Scheme

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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398. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will publish the advice he received that lead to the cancellation of the cycle to work scheme for teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6943/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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It was necessary for operational reasons to temporarily suspend the cycle to work scheme arising from the COVID 19 lockdown.

The priority of my Department during the lockdown period has been to ensure that the 125,000 payees on the payrolls continued to be paid on a fortnightly basis. 

I am glad to advise the Deputy that my Department will accept new applications for the Cycle to Work scheme from the 8th June 2020.  The information on my Department's website has been updated to reflect this.

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