Ahead of the Executive Council meeting on August 18. Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the Government will launch the third round of Anti-epidemic Fund and the second Round Employment Support Scheme (ESS) to safeguard jobs in Hong Kong.
Subsequently, the new round of ESS starts application on 31st August and the application deadline is 13th September. The scheme covers 3-month salary subsidy from September to November.
Government imposed a condition for two leading local supermarkets: Wellcome and Park’n Shop. After their application for second round ESS. They have to provide customers with price reduction discounts in various aspects from September to November. Otherwise, both supermarkets have to provide special offer such as cash coupon to low income group or NGOs.
In addition, ESS also requires more than 20 large property management companies to return at least 80% of the second-round subsidies received to the property owners or owners’ corporations.
Furthermore, for elderly employees who were not able to benefit earlier. The employees over 65 with an MPF account without contribution can also receive a monthly salary subsidy of HK$5,000.
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