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Factsheet for measure NO-2020-36/1230 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 September 2020 – 31 December 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Measure added||02 October 2020 (updated 09 October 2020)|
On the 21 September, the government proposed to establish a separate compensation scheme of up to NOK 1 billion (€93.4 million) for tourism companies with a large drop in turnover. The scheme will replace the general compensation scheme from September until the end of the year. Tourism is among the industries hardest hit by infection control measures and travel restrictions. The aim is to avoid bankruptcy and maintain activity in particularly hard-hit industries.
The proposed scheme will apply from September to December 2020. The scheme will be based on regulations from the general compensation scheme that were abolished on 1 September 2020, and the state will cover a share of the tourism companies' fixed, unavoidable expenses. The scheme will apply to the accommodation industry, the catering industry, the mediation industry (such as tour operators and the like), and parts of the industries for passenger transport and experiences. Exhibition and conference organisers are also proposed to be included in the scheme. Applications will be open in January 2021 and the support will be paid as a one-off payment in total at the beginning of 2021.
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
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:
Social partners have been consulted regularly during the design and implementation of the measure.
The social partners are supportive of the measure.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
|N - Administrative And Support Service Activities||N79 Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), New compensation for tourism companies, measure NO-2020-36/1230 (measures in Norway), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NO-2020-36_1230.html
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