The Prime Minister of Malta, Dr. Robert Abela has announced a financial package for individuals employed with businesses operating in the private sector, including self-employed persons and part-time employees.
These measures are targeting those employees who are engaged in industries that have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Two lists of different industries have been drawn up with different measures targeting each group of industries as listed in the table below:
The List A sectors are the following: certain wholesale activities; certain retail activities; transport; accommodation; food and beverage service activities; renting and leasing of motor vehicles; employment activities; travel agencies, tour operators, and other reservation services; security and investigation services; services to buildings; creative arts and entertainment services; and personal services.
The List B sectors are the following: manufacturing; other wholesale activities; other retail activities; warehousing; and information services.
The measure is managed by Malta Enterprise, for more information visit: https://covid19.maltaenterprise.com/
Applications for the following scheme is available at the following link: https://covid.maltaenterprise.com/wagesupplement
The Prime Minister also noted that an online system will be set up which will enable a business to input its VAT number to obtain a list of measures to which such business is entitled to.
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Publication date: 24/03/2020