Additional aid granted to businesses that closed during the second confinement

Shops specializing in clothing, travel articles or sporting goods which closed in November 2020 due to the second lockdown will receive additional aid to take into account the difficulties in selling their stocks, according to a decree published on Sunday May 16 in Official newspaper.

This aid is intended for companies that had already benefited from aid under the solidarity fund in November and represents 80% of the amount they had received that month. This concerns stores specializing in “Clothing, footwear, leather goods and travel articles or sports articles or on stalls and markets in the textile, clothing and footwear”, specifies the decree.

Sunday opening under discussion

Due to the restrictions put in place last fall to halt the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, many businesses were unable to sell their stocks of goods, which are now difficult to sell. A weight all the heavier than their cash flow was largely damaged by the health crisis.

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While the businesses closed during the third wave are to reopen on Wednesday, the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, Bruno Le Maire, also ruled “Legitimate” asks them to be able to open on Sundays in order to support them.

These openings will be the subject of consultations which will have “Place locally, led by the prefects, with elected officials, employers’ organizations and trade unions to allow exceptional exemptions”, according to the Minister of Labor, Employment and Integration, Elisabeth Borne.

The World with AFP