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Factsheet for measure ES-2021-17/1902 – measures in Spain
, applies regionally
|Time period||Temporary, 21 April 2021 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Carlos Molina (UAB)|
|Measure added||28 April 2021 (updated 11 May 2021)|
The Council of Ministers has approved a modification of Royal Decree-Law 5/2021 of extraordinary measures to support business solvency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which allows the Autonomous Communities and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla expand the sectors and companies that will be able to benefit from the line of direct aid to the self-employed and companies endowed with €7,000 million.
The amendment included will allow the Autonomous Communities and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, within the allocation established for each of them, to include other sectors as beneficiaries of this aid, in addition to the 95 included in Annex I of said Royal Decree-Law, which have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
This measure, endowed with €7,000 million, channels direct aid through the Autonomous Communities and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla to the self-employed and companies in the sectors most affected by the pandemic, whose income has fallen by at least 30% with respect to to 2019.
These grants are final in nature and can be used to pay debts contracted by companies since March 2020, such as payments to suppliers, supplies, salaries, leases or reduction of financial debt.
The self-employed who pay by objective estimate may receive up to a maximum of €3,000, and the rest of the self-employed and companies between €4,000 and €200,000.
The aid is conditional on maintaining the activity until 30 June 2022.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||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 involvement of social partners has been reported.
No information available on social partners' views.
Eurofound (2021), Expansion of aid to the self-employed and companies in Ceuta and Melilla, measure ES-2021-17/1902 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2021-17_1902.html
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