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Factsheet for measure FR-2022-15/2394 – measures in France
|Country||France , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 08 April 2022 – 31 May 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Frédéric Turlan (IRshare) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||20 May 2022 (updated 06 July 2023)|
In order to deal with the economic consequences of the war in Ukraine on French companies, the government presented, on 16 March 2022, an economic and social resilience plan containing sectoral aid. This plan puts in place a number of support measures, including exceptional aid for the road transport sector. These measures are aimed at public road haulage companies, public road passenger transport companies by coach, health care transport companies other than taxis and live animal trading companies.
A direct aid to the vehicle is introduced for the benefit of public road transport companies established in France. The amount of the flat-rate aid depends on the company and the type of vehicle concerned. It is equal to the sum of the number of vehicles per category multiplied by the unit amount of aid set according to the following scale:
Direct aid is also granted to companies trading in live animals
The amount of flat-rate aid depends on the company and the type of vehicle concerned. It is equal to the sum of the products of the number of vehicles per category, by the unit amount of aid fixed according to the following scale
No data yet.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Sectoral social partners were involved in the design of the measure (mainly the employers' organisations).
The measures were welcomed by the main social partners' organisations. The two main employers' organisations, the national federation of transporters (FNTR) and the union of transport and logistics enterprises (Union TLF), had made these measures 'the high point of negotiations' with the government 'in order to respond to the urgency of the situation on the ground and the very great fragility of many companies'. They welcomed the government's announcements in favour of road transport and specified that they will ensure 'that its implementation is immediate and simple for companies' and that they 'will remain vigilant on the good application of the other measures of the resilience plan'.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Financial support measures for road transport sector, measure FR-2022-15/2394 (measures in France), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/FR-2022-15_2394.html
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