The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has launched the 2022 Employment Support Scheme (“the Scheme”) under the Anti-epidemic Fund to provide wage subsidies to employees for three months (i.e. May, June and July 2022) to retain their current employees or even employ more staff when the business revives as soon as the epidemic situation permits. Eligible self-employed persons can also apply for a one-off subsidy.
The application period of the Scheme is from 29 April 2022 at 8:00 am to 12 May 2022 at 11:59 pm.
For the means of application and information required, eligibility, wage subsidy and calculation method, employers’ undertaking and penalty, subsidy disbursement arrangements, audit and monitoring mechanism, legal liability, and enquiry, etc., please refer to the website of the Scheme https://www.ess.gov.hk/en/index.html.
Frequently asked questions related to construction sector are as below (last updated on 9 May 2022):
Last Updated: 2022-05-09 13:20:18