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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-39/1901 – measures in Spain
, applies regionally
|Time period||Temporary, 22 September 2020 – 30 October 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||28 April 2021 (updated 11 May 2021)|
After several months of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the lack of liquidity to meet the payment of financial obligations is posing a significant threat to the maintenance of the activity of the self-employed, especially in the case of those who were forced to stop their activity during the declaration of the state of alarm and have not yet been able to resume it, but they continue to have to face fixed expenses such as the rental income of the premises of their businesses and establishments.
In this context of the health crisis, there are certain groups of self-employed people who have been severely affected by the pandemic since they have not even had the opportunity to reopen their businesses, as has been the case of children's recreational establishments or once their activity has resumed, they have been forced to suspend it, as has happened to nightlife establishments that are exclusively dedicated to the consumption of beverages.
The Department of Employment, Training and Self-Employed Work of Andalusia launches two new lines of subsidies aimed at guaranteeing the liquidity of the self-employed and self-employed in Andalusia so that they can counteract the damage they are suffering, preserve the sustainability of their activity and maintain employment.
The amount dedicated to this call is €14 million, charged to the 2020 budget (€9 million for line 1 and €5 million for line 2)
There are two lines of aid:
A first line is intended to support the economic activity of self-employed persons, in general, allocating aid amounting to €1,200; the second, of €4,000, is specifically aimed at sustaining economic activity linked to nightlife and recreational establishments for children.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
|Does not apply to citizens|
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information of social partners in this policy measure has been reported.
No information on the social partners' views has been reported.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|R - Arts, Entertainment And Recreation||R93 Sports activities and amusement and recreation activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Lines of rental aid for the self-employed in Andalusia, measure ES-2020-39/1901 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-39_1901.html
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