A suggestion from Fred? What was the motive of choosing an amount of £350 for the PUP scheme? Yes we know COVID-19 the Pandemic struck with venom and left people immediately without work on a month by month basis, with no end in sight, even yet. The unpredictability of COVID-19 and new variants is still posing a major threat. However in the normal situation where a person loses their job, they are paid an amount of approximately £240 per week. Why was the PUP scheme amount £350. Now here is a little conjecture. Is it geared at taking a whole cohort of people into tax net. We know students were working in the Gig economy and many more, we know there is a cash mentality in Ireland but the PUP was issued and was too enticing so many fell into the trap and they registered for the PUP. Now we know students applying for the Susi grant are registered for PUP and their days of paying tax and being obligated to make a tax return are in place. A little devious and all encompassing is this PUP payment perhaps.