Get people back to work and business investing

Building on the lessons of the last crisis, support should be focused on youth unemployment and severely impacted regions. Measures include:


  • Funding for activation and hiring schemes, such as JobsPlus, until unemployment falls below 6%
  • A €400m to increase funding for higher education. 
  • They should also include a new multi-year innovation strategy – including a new Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI), regional remote working/incubation facilities satellite to third level institutions, and a pro-forma R&D tax credit for SMEs. 
Read our full set of recommendations here.


Ibec Budget 2021 Submission pdf | 417.4 kb