|Employer (MPF Scheme)|
An applicant should apply in the capacity of a company/ corporation/ organisation/ natural person and must fulfil all of the following criteria:
Wage Subsidy and Calculation Method
The government-appointed agent will base on the following four conditions and calculation methods to calculate the wage subsidy:
- Reference month (for details, please click here)
- Subsidised quota cap and maximum subsidy amount (for details, please click here)
- Sector-specific cap (for details, please click here)
- Chosen subsidised headcount (for details, please click here)
Means of Application and Information Required
（Please click here to read the list of information required for application for employers)
To facilitate the application, eligible employers of the 2022 ESS should have the following items ready:
- "BCT Employer Website" password If the employers need to retrieve the password, please complete the PIN Re-generation Request Form (For Participating Employer) and fax it to 2992 0507 or send it to our office at 18/F, Cosco Tower, 183 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong.
- 2020 ESS Application Number and password (if applicable) Please click here for retrieving relevant application number.
|Warm reminder from BCT: employer applicants need to pay attention to the following|
Subsidy Disbursement Arrangements
The government-appointed agent will notify applicants of their application results via SMS and email. If approved, the subsidy will be credited to the applicant's bank account listed in the application form.
The employers' wage subsidies will be paid in four tranches:
|1st tranche||100% of subsidies of May 2022|
|2nd tranche||100% of subsidies of June 2022|
|3rd tranche||70% of subsidies of July 2022|
|4th tranche||30% of subsidies of July 2022 after deducting subsidies to be returned to the Government and penalties to be paid (if any)|
|Warm reminder from BCT: employers need to pay attention to the following in order to obtain the subsidy amount|
Employers' Undertaking and Penalty
Applicants shall undertake to employ sufficient number of employees in fulfilling the criteria in each subsidy month, and reflect the respective employment situation in the records of the MPF Schemes. (for details, please click here)
If applicants could not fully fulfil the above undertaking in any month within the subsidy period, apart from returning the relevant subsidy amount, they are also required to pay a penalty equivalent to 10% of the subsidy amount to be returned.
|Warm reminder from BCT: employers need to be aware of the following to avoid penalty|
|There are different definitions of monthly wages for "Half subsidy" and "Elderly subsidy" by the government. Details are as follows:|
|At the time of application||when the subsidy is distributed|
|"Half subsidy quota"||"Elderly subsidy quota"||"Half subsidy headcount"||"Elderly subsidy headcount"|
|Definitions of monthly wages||Employees with a monthly wage of at least $3,000 but less than $8,000||Employees aged 65 or above with a monthly wage less than $3,000||Employees with a monthly wage of $4,000 or above||Employees aged 65 or above with a monthly wage of $4,000 or above|
Applicants should note that if they declare as "Half subsidy quota" and "Elderly subsidy quota" at the time of application, but the wages of employees in May, June and July 2022 are less than $4,000, they will be defined as could not fully fulfil the conditions of "Half subsidy headcount" and "Elderly subsidy headcount. Apart from returning the relevant subsidy amount, they are also required to pay a penalty equivalent to 10% of the subsidy amount to be returned.
Frequently Asked Questions by Employers of 2022 ESS