Breath on businesses affected by pandemic and lockdown, will give the government, after yesterday's decision of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, according to which businesses will be closed in January and February, by government decision will have reduced rent by 80% and no 40% in force today.
At the same time the government undertakes to pay the 60% of the original rent, while today he was essentially paying the 20%. It means that if a business has rent 2.000 euros and remains closed by government order for January and February, the tenant will be asked to pay rent by 400 euros for each month, while the property owner will be compensated by the state for 60% of their initial rent 2.000 euro. That is, the state will pay as compensation 1.200 euros for January and 1.200 The amount of the subsidy will be credited directly to the owners' bank account and will be tax-free and unsecured..
This development responds to a constant request from the people of the market who asked the government to take measures to support businesses, especially those that remain closed by state order. (retail, focus, entertainment, sport, civilization). These companies are counting their wounds from the second lockdown.
The reduction does not apply to employees
It should be noted, however, that the measure does not apply to the employees of the specific companies that are on work suspension, the reduction by 80% the rent they pay for their main residence or for the residence of their children studying in another city away from their permanent residence. The 40% of the rent deduction for as long as the employees are suspended.
This decision is considered particularly important because the measure of rent reduction for the first two months of 2021 will take effect regardless of when the second lockdown is completed. That is, those companies that have downloaded mandatory rolls with the second lockdown will pay 20% of rent regardless of whether the government decides to open in January or February. The reduction in rents by 80% does not apply to affected businesses, ie for the companies that operate but are included in the list of affected KADs which for November and December paid a reduced by 40% rent.
The Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, referring to the repayable advance, stressed that in the 5th cycle that will open at the beginning of the next month, there will be minimal reinforcement 1.000 euros for all professionals and companies that join it.