the Walloon government releases 171.5 million for the most affected sectors, here are all the amounts and conditions

the Walloon government releases 171.5 million for the most affected sectors, here are all the amounts and conditions
the Walloon government releases 171.5 million for the most affected sectors, here are all the amounts and conditions

A budget of 145 million will allow new aid to be granted to businesses and self-employed in sectors closed or strongly affected by health decisions, such as shops accessible only by appointment. More than thirty sectors identified by their NACE code are concerned. Establishments in closed areas, which have not reopened and whose closure has been extended (leisure, sport, recreational and cultural activities, etc.) may receive an amount ranging from 4,000 to 12,000 euros. For sectors which have been reopened but which are closed again as well as for businesses which can only open by appointment, the amount varies from 3,250 to 9,750 euros.

Compensation intended for “B2B” (professional to professional) will be made more flexible by allowing the self-employed and businesses concerned to claim their loss of turnover quarter by quarter. Until now, the compensation was intended for companies with a loss of turnover of at least 50% over the last three quarters of 2020. The measure handicapped certain sectors, including the hospitality industry which, after having been severely affected, had benefited from the easing of measures in the third quarter of 2020.

The indemnity is 15% of the turnover of the eligible quarter with a ceiling determined according to the turnover and the volume of employment. A minimum amount is set at 3,000 euros. Starters will receive 3,000 euros per full quarter of activity. As for the allowance for specific sectors, it is reinforced.

The government is also helping health and social action operators whose level of subsidy is maintained at their usual level of funding until September 30.

A budget of 26.5 million will be used to support the health, social and service voucher sectors. The nursing homes will receive an exceptional subsidy to partially cover (50%) the loss of the residents’ quota suffered during the second and third waves of the crisis. Service voucher companies will receive a new immunization bonus in the amount of 360 euros per contract worker who was not placed on temporary unemployment between April 15 and May 15. Home help, mental health, disability and social action services will receive lump sums ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 euros.

Help in detail

The Government has therefore decided on a new indemnity for:

 the sectors targeted by an extension of their closure (leisure, sports, recreational, cultural activities, etc.),

 completely closed sectors (contact jobs),

 sectors impacted by a “partial closure” (shops accessible by appointment only).

Note that this is in addition to the extension of compensation previously decided.

These are the sectors covered by the following NACE codes:

– 45 Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles: codes 45.113,45.193 to 194,45.206, 45.320, 45.402;

– 47 Non-essential businesses with the exception of NACE-BEL codes 47.111 to 47.115, 47.20, 47.300, 47.511, 47.513, 47.521 to 47.526, 47.529, 47.610; 47.620, 47.730 to 47.760, 47.781, 47.784, 47.810, 47.910;

– 59.140 Screening of cinematographic films

– 82.300 Organization of trade fairs and congresses

– 85.510 Teaching of sports and leisure activities

– 85.520 Cultural education

– 90.021 Promotion and organization of live shows

– 90.041 Management of theaters, concerts and the like

– 90.042 Management of cultural centers and multifunctional rooms with a cultural vocation

– 91030 Management of historical sites and monuments and similar tourist attractions

– 91.041 Management of botanical and zoological gardens

– 92,000 Organization of gambling and gambling

– 93.110 Management of sports facilities

– 93.121 Activities of football clubs

– 93.122 Tennis club activities

– 93.123 Activities of clubs of other ball sports

– 93.124 Activities of cycling clubs

– 93.125 Activities of combat sports clubs

– 93.126 Activities of nautical sports clubs

– 93.127 Activities of equestrian clubs

– 93.128 Athletics club activities

– 93.129 Activities of clubs in other sports

– 93.130 Activities of physical culture centers

– 93.199 Other sports activities nec

– 93.211 Fairground activities

– 93,212 Activities of amusement parks and theme parks

– 93.291 Operation of billiard and snooker halls

– 93.292 Operation of recreational areas

– 93.299 Other recreational and leisure activities nec

– 96.021 Hairdressing

– 96.022 Beauty treatments

– 96.040 Personal maintenance

– 96.092 Tattoo and piercing services

The Government has decided to grant them the following indemnities:

– Amount of € 4,000 to € 12,000 for closed areas, which have not reopened and whose closure has been extended: this concerns leisure, sport, recreational, cultural activities, etc.

– Amount of € 3,250 to € 9,750 for sectors which have been reopened but which are closed again as well as for trade which can only open by appointment and is largely stopped in practice.

– These two allowances can be summarized as follows:

Closed sectors that have not reopened

4,000 to 12,000 €

No employees: 4000

1 to 4 employees: 6,500

5 to 9 employees: 9,500

More than 10 employees: 12,000

Sectors closed after being reopened + Shops by appointment

3,250 to 9,750 €

No employees: 3250

1 to 4 employees: 5500

5 to 9 employees: 7,500

More than 10 employees: 9,750

Compensation intended for B2B is made more flexible (wave 12)

In addition, it should also be noted that certain sectors (such as brewers, etc.) have been heard since the compensation intended for B2B will be made more flexible by allowing the self-employed and companies affected by the mechanism to claim their loss of turnover. quarter by quarter.

The decision of the Walloon Government of March 11 in fact proposed to reserve the granting of compensation to a company showing a loss of turnover of at least 50% over the last three quarters of 2020 compared to the same quarters of the year. year 2019.

However, it turns out that, following the consultation of several sectors largely impacted by the measures related to covid-19, in particular related to the HORECA, a certain number of companies were able to benefit from the effect of the easing of measures in 3rd quarter 2020, thus reducing the number of eligible companies for the second, third and fourth quarters of 2020 taken on a consolidated basis.

In order to allow the system to fully achieve its objective, it is proposed to deconsolidate, and therefore to split, the 2020 quarters eligible for the allowance and to make the first quarter 2021 eligible.

Compensation: this is 15% of the turnover of the eligible quarter, the ceilings are determined according to the importance of the loss of turnover and the size of the company calculated in FTE and are fixed per quarter as follows:

AMOUNTS

Loss of turnover between 50 and 75%

No employees: 5,000

1 to 9 employees: 10,000

10 to 49 employees: 20,000

More than 50 employees: 40,000

Loss of turnover> 75%

No employees: 6250

1 to 4 employees: 12,500

5 to 9 employees: 25,000

More than 10 employees: 50,000

A minimum amount is set at 3,000 EUR for the company which presents a loss of turnover of 50% to 75%, the amount is increased to 3,750 EUR for the company which presents a loss of turnover greater than 75%.

Starters: companies that cannot demonstrate a loss of turnover for the quarter in question because they were created between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, receive a lump sum of € 3,000 per full quarter of their activity. from April 1, 2020.

The allowance for specific sectors is increased (wave 13)

Finally, following the decisions of CODECO of March 24, the Government of Wallonia decided to strengthen the system in favor of specific sectors.

The Government has in fact decided to award compensation of 30% of turnover for the quarter in question, provided that it has lost 50% of its turnover. The ceilings linked to the amounts per FTE have also been raised as follows:

Loss of turnover between 50 and 75%

No employees: 7,500

1 to 9 employees: 15,000

10 to 49 employees: 30,000

More than 50 employees: 60,000

Loss of turnover> 75%

No employee: 9375

1 to 4 employees: 18,750

5 to 9 employees: 37,500

More than 10 employees: 75,000

Starters: companies that were created between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020, receive a lump sum of € 4,500.

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