Businesses in the food and beverage service sector can receive support for job retention and the re-employment of employees once their activities resume, along with compensation for the restrictions on their activities due to COVID-19. The support and compensation will be granted by the KEHA Centre, which provides development and administrative services for the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) and the Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices).
The KEHA Centre will publish instructions on applying for support and compensation on its website on 5 June 2020. The application channels will also open on 5 June 2020.
The restaurant support model is made up of two complementary components. The first part supports businesses in ensuring job retention and re-employing their employees, while the second part compensates businesses for the restrictions on their activities and supports them in managing their inflexible costs.
The amount of support and compensation depends on the company. The size of restaurants and the scope of business in the sector vary greatly.
Businesses receiving compensation through the mass payment do not need to apply for it separately. The amount of compensation to be paid is calculated based on information received from the Tax Administration. Visit the KEHA Centre website to find out if your business is covered by the mass payment.
Many food and beverage service sector businesses will receive compensation for restrictions on activities without an application – businesses can apply for job retention and re-employment support as of 5 June, (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 4.6.2020) (tem.fi)
Instructions for businesses on the KEHA Centre website (keha-keskus.fi)