Scenarios for tighter, εξατομικευμένες προϋποθέσεις ένταξης στο μέτρο των αναστολών συμβάσεων εργασίας για το επίδομα 534 ευρώ με αλλαγή στα κριτήρια για τους δικαιούχους, as soon as the health conditions of the coronavirus pandemic allow, πέφτουν στο τραπέζι του οικονομικού επιτελείου. Στη φαρέτρα των νέων μέτρων υπάρχει άλλωστε, as revealed by ethnos.gr, δέσμη επιδοτούμενων προγραμμάτων απασχόλησης με στόχευση σε πληττόμενους κλάδους όπως ο τουρισμός, catering and retail.
Το μέτρο των αναστολών συμβάσεων – που είναι ευθέως συνδεδεμένο με τo επίδομα ειδικού σκοπού των 534 euros but also the subsidy of insurance contributions against 100% nominal wage - one of the most massive and costly pandemic measures. For’ This and the financial staff are working on scenarios for better targeting, which, however, will be able to be implemented gradually, when permitted by health conditions and the course of the pandemic.
New criteria for the allowance 534 euro
In this context thoughts exist for one integration system to the extent of suspensions based on the turnover reduction of each business. Today, as from the beginning of the pandemic, the measure ofSuspensions of employment contracts works with lists of closed and affected KAD. In other words, whole branches are included horizontally, while there is also circumvention of the measure, with… experts who declare suspended employees, but they are normally employed either by teleworking from home or even in the physical workplace. For’ this, after all, the system was implemented of the ex ante declaration from February.
An inclusion model based on turnover decline and not him ΚΑΔ based on an individualized economic criterion, which is also the demand for the coming months, as there are differences even between companies in the same industry. As has often been described by CFOs, the request for the next day - and I'sAs the pressure on the budget increases - is the best possible use of available funds with more targeted measures to support employees and companies that really need.
For example it could a criterion for reducing turnover should apply as a condition for inclusion in the measure of suspensions (turnover) at least 20% – 25% a specific time period compared to a reference period. Of course such a mechanism could only apply to the open but affected and not for state-mandated businesses and always depending on the course of the health crisis.
In the footsteps of "Collaboration"
As experienced market executives observe, a possible model to imitate could be "Co-operation" mechanism, which incorporates specific criteria for declining turnover as conditions for inclusion. It is reminded that in order for a company to join the "Cooperation" mechanism from the beginning, it is required to have a turnover decrease of at least 20%. For example accession in January and February requires a reduction of at least by 20% of VAT turnover compared to the sum of turnover September - October, November and December.
The mechanism "Co - Work "is valid today until 28 February and is sure to expand in the coming months, to act as a "safety net" for companies to be gradually piped out of contract suspensions.
Suspensions of employment contracts have cost at least 2,3 billion since last March, of which the 1 billion for the second lockdown, that is, the period November - January. They were only paid last January 306 million in 623.557 beneficiaries. These amounts concern only to επίδομα ειδικού σκοπού των 534 euro, without taking into account the cost of insurance contributions. It is reminded that the state budget covers the 100% of the insurance contributions of the employees suspended in the amount of their nominal salary.
Subsidized employment programs are coming
As ethnos.gr has revealed, Subsidized employment programs will play an important role in the transition to a new regularity, launched by the Ministry of Labor, targeting specifically affected sectors such as tourism, catering and retail.
The new targeted employment programs will be a mix of grants and vocational training, with the aim of halting the rising tide of unemployment and creating the conditions for a smooth transition to the new normality. They will have two strands:
- subsidies - e.g.. salary and contributions
- upgrading skills through vocational training
They will join the financial "umbrella" of the Recovery Fund, while they are expected to be legislated and start running within its first 6 months 2021, but with the aim of remaining active as a safety net for the next day of the pandemic. The aim is to combine pay and contribution subsidies with upgrading the skills of beneficiaries - especially digital ones.- through a "mix" of subsidy and vocational training, which will include certification.
Pre-announcement for February
Meanwhile, with the system of pre-announcement, the suspensions of contracts within February are now proceeding strictly, in an effort to reduce circumvention of the measure and better targeting.
The Ministry of Labor made an exception on Friday due to the emergency announcement of the new measures. So, το αργότερο μέχρι today Monday 8 February employers must declare last Saturday contract suspensions 6/2/2021, as a small margin was given by the Ministry of Labor, due to the emergency ban on operating businesses at the weekend.
Otherwise the pre-announcement is valid. For example, employer open but affected by KAD who wants to declare contract suspensions for the week 15 – 19 February must submit the relevant statements to "Ergani" no later than Sunday 14 February.
Vulnerable groups of workers
Extended until 28 February emergency measures for vulnerable groups in the private sector, up to the suspension of the employment contract, if the employee can not be put to telework or in a back office position.
Grant to theaters and cultural venues
It is defined by a new decision subsidy in theaters, Music Stage, dance theaters, concert and performance venues for October, November and December. The grant is set at 10 euros per position for 40% of total seats (according to the operating license) for places that operated in October or early November. The grant is given for October, November and December and for a maximum number 24 performances per month. For places that were closed before the lockdown on November 7, the subsidy is set at 10 euros per position for 20% of total seats (according to the operating license).
Beneficiaries are companies that show a drop in turnover at least 20% the 7 months 3/2020 – 9/2020 in relation to the corresponding interval 2019. The producer pays the artists with an active contract the 40% of their remuneration, as long as they have not been subject to contract suspension. Businesses that were affected and operated until the lockdown on November 7 are required to maintain the same number of jobs, during their reopening and until the end of the current winter theatrical season.