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Factsheet for measure LU-2021-6/1807 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 February 2021 – 15 May 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 April 2021 (updated 17 November 2021)|
The law of 29 January 2021 establishes a new temporary de minimis aid scheme for self-employed workers in the context of COVID-19.
The Luxembourg government has decided to reinforce the support to self-employed people affected by the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 8 January 2021, the Council of Government approved, on the proposal of the Minister for Small and Medium-sized Businesses, a draft law aimed at introducing a new, one-off, non-reimbursable financial aid for the self-employed.
This measure is a renewal of the measure LU-2020-19/965 .
The law provides for a one-off grant of €3,000, €3,500 or €4,000. It is given according to the income bracket in which the person falls. The subsidy is intended for people who are primarily self-employed and affiliated with the social security system.
Four conditions must be met:
The measure has been used by 4.714 companies and in total €14.99 million had been paid to self-employed 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 professional chambers have given their opinion on the draft law 7745 of the law : The employers' chambers (Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Crafts):
The Chamber of Employees;
Eurofound (2021), New minimis aid scheme for self-employed, measure LU-2021-6/1807 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2021-6_1807.html
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