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Construction Industry "Anti-epidemic Fund" Expanded Measure

Employment Support Scheme for the Construction Sector (Casual Employees)

What's New – Change of Cut-off Date for Employer’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Contributions

The Government is now checking the Employer’s MPF contribution records of the successful applicants of the Employment Support Scheme for the Construction Sector (Casual Employees) (ESSC) for the subsidy period between 1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021 (both days inclusive), so as to ensure the successful applicants have complied with the undertakings of not making their employees redundant and paying the full amount of the subsidy on wages of their “qualified employees” during the subsidy period.

Having considered that some of the successful applicants may have encountered difficulties in making their MPF contributions for their “qualified employees” due to the impact of the COVID-19, the Government has deferred the cut-off dates for making MPF contributions for each individual subsidised months from the 10th day of the following month to the last calendar day of the following month.  The details are set out in the table below –

Subsidised Month 2020 2021
August September October Novemeber December Januray
Cut-off date for making MPF contributions is deferred to: 30 September 2020 31 October 2020 30 November 2020 31 December 2020 31 January 2021 28 February 2021


We will issue notification to the employers who fail to comply with the relevant undertakings in due course.

Approved List

As of 19 February 2021, the list of employers with approved ESSC subsidies:
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Press Release

Date Subject
11 August 2020 Government processing more than 1 800 applications received for Employment Support Scheme for Construction Sector (Casual Employees)
27 July 2020 Application period for Employment Support Scheme for Construction Sector (Casual Employees) to end on July 31
29 June 2020 Subsidy for employers of long-term casual employees under Anti-epidemic Fund for construction sector to open for application next month
11 June 2020 More aid for construction sector

Enquiries

Email: essc_enquiry@cic.hk

Hotline: 3199 7377

Last Updated: 2021-03-30 16:23:16