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Factsheet for measure LV-2020-49/1991 – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 December 2020 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||29 July 2021 (updated 04 August 2021)|
This is a support program for COVID-19 crisis-affected businesses - owners, legal possessors and tenants of sports centres - to compensate for the decline in turnover of sports centres owned, managed or leased by them. The measure is suggested by the Ministry of Economics. The measure is introduced with the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 277 “On support for COVID-19 crisis-affected sports centres" adopted on 25 May 2021.
This measure is a grant awarded to an entrepreneur to compensate for a fall in the turnover of a sports centre owned, operated or leased by him to cover operating costs (utilities, including electricity, water and heat, rental of immovable property, commitment payments, including credit payments and outsourcing costs) from 1 December 2020 to 31 December 2021. Sports centres are considered to be indoor sports facilities - fitness centres, sports clubs, gyms, ice rinks, public swimming pools and Olympic sports centres with a total indoor area of over 500 m2.
The aid is available to an entrepreneur who, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, has a total drop in turnover of at least 60% in a given sports centre in one of the following periods:
The support is one-time payment - €25 for each square meter of the total area indicated in the sports centre indoor cadastral survey file, except for leased office space and trade premises for commercial activities, the total amount of support not exceeding the amount of turnover decrease.
The state budget funding available under the support measure is €8 million.
85 sports centres have applied for the support in total amount of €6.9 million.
|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|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have not expressed views on this measure.
This case is sector-specific (only private sector)
|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), Support for COVID-19 crisis-affected sports centers, measure LV-2020-49/1991 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LV-2020-49_1991.html
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