On 29 May 2020, the President of the Republic confirmed the act on support for job retention and re-employment and compensation for the restriction of activities for companies in the food and beverage service sector. In the first week of June, the Government will issue a decree on the entry into force of the new act. The Act is scheduled to enter into force on 5 June 2020.
The entry into force of the act is subject to approval of the aid scheme by the European Commission. According to a decision of by the Commission, dated on 28 May 2020, the proposed support and compensation for restaurants are in line with the EU’s single market rules.
Companies in the food and beverage service sector will receive detailed instructions on how to get support and compensation. The instructions will be published no later than the date when the act enters into force on the website of the KEHA Centre. The centre is responsible for granting and paying the support and compensation for restaurants and other food service companies. Its full name is the Development and Administration Centre for Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) and Employment and Development (TE) Offices.
Act on support and compensation for restaurants confirmed – entry into force on 5 June (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 29.5.2020)