Factsheet for case NO-2020-45/1664 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 November 2020 – 28 February 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Case created||06 January 2021 (updated 19 January 2021)|
Many companies in Norway, including in the shipbuilding industry and in the construction industry, are dependent on foreign labour to maintain normal operations. For these companies the quarantine rules entail large costs. The government has established a compensation scheme to help companies with additional expenses for implementing entry quarantine, to maintain production despite strict quarantine measures.
A compensation scheme has been established for companies that sustain additional costs when it provides a suitable place to stay for hired foreign labour during quarantine instead of using subsidised quarantine hotels. The scheme will initially apply for the period 1 November 2020 to 28 February 2021. Such companies will receive a standard amount per employee per day in quarantine of NOK 1000 (€96) under the following conditions:
The Brønnøysund Register Centre will administer the scheme. NOK 480 million (€45,8 million) has been set aside for the scheme.
No information available yet.
Migrants in employment
|Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public support service providers
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have been consulted regularly during the design and implementation of the measure. A union and an employers’ associations have together asked the government to amend the quarantine regulations and to shorten the quarantine period, as the quarantine not only lays a burden on the workers but also bring a stop to many business operations case NO-2020-44/1613 . The present compensation scheme may partly be the government’s response to the challenge.
The social partners are supportive of the measure.
Eurofound (2021), Grant for additional costs for entry quarantine, case NO-2020-45/1664 (measures in Norway), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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