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Factsheet for measure DK-2021-50/2129 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 10 December 2021 – 19 January 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Carsten Jørgensen (FAOS, University of Copenhagen), Anders Randrup (Oxford Research)|
|Measure added||10 January 2022 (updated 14 March 2022)|
Due to new restriction implemented on 10 December 2021, many companies and other social gatherings was cancelled or postponed. Therefore, a pool was created to cover discarded items for companies that are suppliers for cancelled Christmas parties, private parties and social events for more than 50 participants, which should have been held in December outside private homes, e.g. in restaurants, banquet rooms etc.
The pool for discarded goods includes companies registered in CVR by 7 December 2021, this entails the suppliers for cancelled Christmas parties, private parties and social events, etc. The social events have to include more than 50 participants. Another criteria to meet in order to get the compensation was that the social events were due to be held on 17, 18 and/or 19 December 2021 outside private homes, for example in restaurants, banquet rooms and the like. The measure was only supposed to be relevant for cancelled events on the weekend of the 10-12 December but was expanded to include the weekend of the 17-19 December as well.
Each company can receive a maximum compensation amount of DKK 40,000 for discarded items.
There is not yet an overview of how many companies used this measure in the given time period.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The measure was created by the government and it does not state anywhere that the social partners had a role in it.
There are no reactions or views stated.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Pool for discarded perishable items, measure DK-2021-50/2129 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2021-50_2129.html
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