3rd financial aid package announced

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:

   

List A sectors

List B Sectors

Malta

Full-time employees

Salary capped at €800/month

1 day's salary/month

 

Part-time employees

Salary capped at €500/month

1 day's salary/week equivalent to €100/month

 

Self-Employed

Salary capped at €800/month

2 days' salary/week equivalent to €320/month (self-employed who have employees)

Gozo

Full-time employees

as above

Full-time employees – 2 days salary/week equivalent to €320/month

 

Part-time employees

as above

Part-time employees - €200/month

 

Self-Employed

as above

2 days salary/week equivalent to €320/month

 

Self-employed with employees

as above

3 days salary/week equivalent to €480/month

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.

Follow our page Covid-19 Newsroom for the latest updates. Should you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us on support.covid19@mazars.com.mt 

Publication date: 24/03/2020

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