support currently available for companies

Measure Measurement summary Source of information Fixed cost support for businesses in February 2022 This subsidy is equal to 70% (or 90% for small companies within the meaning of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 70/2001 of 12 January 2001) of the mathematical opposite of the gross operating surplus (EBITDA ) determined in this context. The main eligibility conditions are:

  • have a negative EBITDA in February 2022;
  • lost at least 50% of revenue in February 2022;
  • carry out their main activity in a sector of category S1 or S1 bis.

The application must be submitted before June 15, 2022.

Decree No. 2022-768 published on May 3, 2022

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Reduction of social charges Reductions in social security contributions are granted to February 2022 employment period for companies in the S1 and S1bis sectors. This concerns:

  • employers who have experienced a drop in turnover of at least 30% and less than 65% during the February 2022 employment period. They are eligible for payment aid at the rate of 15%. Agents may benefit from a payment aid in the amount of €300;
  • employers who have been prevented from welcoming the public or who have suffered a drop in turnover greater than or equal to 65% during the February 2022 working period. contributions. Agents may benefit from a payment aid in the amount of €600.
Urssaf press release of April 28, 2022; pending decree

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Long-term partial activity Employers faced with a lasting reduction in activity can temporarily reduce the working hours of their workers and benefit from the payment of part of the subsidies they pay them. This regime is granted for periods of six months up to a limit of 36 months, consecutive or not, within a reference period of 48 consecutive months. This feature was recently extended. Documents required for validation or approval by management must be sent until December 31, 2022. Decree No. 2022-508 published on April 9, 2022 and Order No. 2022-543 published on April 14, 2022

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Assistance for certain road transport vehicles The public road transport and live animal trade sectors benefit from fixed aid, either by own or rented vehicle. It varies between 300 and 1,300 euros per unit (1,000 euros per bus, 300 euros per ambulance, 1,300 euros per trailer for road transport of goods, etc.). Eligible companies must register with the Services and Payments Agency (ASP) before May 31, 2022. Decree No. 2022-511 published on April 9, 2022

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State guaranteed loan reinforcement The State guaranteed loan (PGE) was originally limited to 25% of the applicant entity’s annual turnover (except in special cases). Since the beginning of April, an additional PGE, called resilience PGE, has been accessible to entities that “self-certify that they are suffering a strong impact from the economic disturbances caused by the consequences of Russian aggression on Ukraine”. This PGE resilience, which can therefore be combined with the classic PGE, is limited to 15% of the average annual turnover achieved in the last three years. It’s affordable, like the classic PGE, until June 30, 2022. Order published on April 8, 2022

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Subsidy to public works SMEs Small and medium-sized enterprises in the area of ​​public works can obtain a subsidy equal to 0.125% of their 2021 turnover. The aid, which can be requested until the end of June, is limited to 200,000 euros. It is intended for companies that (at group level) employ fewer than 250 people and have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euros (or a balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euros). Decree No. 2022-485 published on April 6, 2022

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Deferral of payment of employer contributions “Employers who are in difficulty due to rising energy prices or the loss of export flows can ask their Urssaf to delay the payment of social security contributions from their employers for the next installments, indicates Urssaf. Interested employers who have received a release plan may also request its deferral or renegotiation with their Urssaf. Self-employed workers who encounter cash flow difficulties can ask their Urssaf to set a payment deadline and, if necessary, stop deducting current contributions as well as deductions linked to compensation plans already in place. Urssaf press release April 1, 2022

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Assistance to fuel suppliers Service stations that distribute fuel in France benefit, under certain conditions, from one-off aid (until 31 July 2022) to face the increase in fuel prices. The same applies to persons carrying out the intermediate storage of fuels (except natural gas) for the quantities supplied to them for distribution in France. The aid is equal to:

  • for diesel and gasoline: 15€/hL
  • for natural gas fuel: €15/MWh
  • for liquefied petroleum gas fuels: €29.13/100 kg net

An advance on this assistance, as well as a refundable advance, are also available.

Decrees No. 2022-423 and 2022-447 published respectively on March 26, 2022 and March 31, 2022

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