Written answers

Thursday, 9 May 2024

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Business Supports

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)
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165. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of applications received for the cost of business support grant on a county-by-county basis and the corresponding amount of grant awarded. [21101/24]

Photo of Emer HigginsEmer Higgins (Dublin Mid West, Fine Gael)
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The Increased Cost of Business (ICOB) grant was announced as part of the Budget 2024 package to particularly benefit small and medium sized businesses who operate from a rateable premises.

The Scheme closed for registrations on 1st May. The number of businesses who have registered is 66,108 and this represents 55% of the total number of potentially eligible businesses. Business details have to be verified and payments have begun to be made to businesses. Now that the scheme has closed, the data will be analysed and a decision will be made on further steps.

The cost of the grant per county is not available at this stage. The number of registrations broken down per county is as follows:

Local Authority Estimate of businesses Total Submissions
Carlow County Council (101) 1504 941
Cavan County Council (102) 2385 1115
Clare County Council (103) 3474 1828
Cork City Council (104) 9333 3737
Cork County Council (105) 6404 4721
Meath County Council (106) 3801 2315
Donegal County Council (107) 4449 2264
Dublin City Council (108) 16246 7468
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (109) 4369 2482
Fingal County Council (110) 5310 2744
Galway City Council (111) 2900 1871
Galway County Council (112) 4251 1819
Kerry County Council (113) 3880 2303
Kildare County Council (114) 4083 2846
Kilkenny County Council (115) 2521 1207
Laois County Council (116) 1470 906
Leitrim County Council (117) 991 465
Limerick City and County Council (118) 4466 2709
Longford County Council (119) 1106 741
Louth County Council (120) 3393 1909
Mayo County Council (121) 3372 2447
Monaghan County Council (122) 1702 1178
Offaly County Council (123) 1707 928
Roscommon County Council (124) 1439 951
Sligo County Council (125) 1656 990
South Dublin County Council (126) 6210 2943
Tipperary County Council (127) 4683 2355
Waterford City and County Council (128) 3355 1887
Westmeath County Council (129) 2206 1351
Wexford County Council (130) 4417 2675
Wicklow County Council (131) 3448 2012
Total 120531 66108

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