COVID-19 – Hong Kong Employment Support Scheme

To combat the impacts of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, the Government has announced a second round of Anti-epidemic Fund for HK$137.5 billion on 8 April 2020 which was approved by LegCo on 18 April 2020. It is a further response to the HK$120 billion relief package in the 2020-21 Budget announced on 26 February 2020 and the HK$30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund approved by LegCo on 21 February 2020. A new Employment Support Scheme (“ESS”) of HK$81 billion was introduced to help business and retain workers in employment.

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For advice on employment-related issues in light of COVID-19 and the relief measures as implemented, please contact our Accounting and Outsourcing Team in the box on the right side.

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