Tuesday, January 18

The government proposes a more flexible wage support scheme

In order for more companies to be able to use the wage support scheme, the government proposes changes that provide a more flexible calculation of turnover falls.

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It writes the Ministry of Finance in a press release Sunday night.

The proposal means that companies can choose whether they want to start from two years ago or in October and November 2021 when they calculate their turnover fall, as a basis for applying for wage support, the report states.

– We have been concerned with making it a little less difficult for companies and employees in the coming months. We have listened to the parties and input we have received in recent days, says Minister of Finance Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp).

– Therefore, the government will now propose that companies themselves can choose which of the two calculation methods is best suited. The reduction for those who choose October and November will be removed as a result of everyone now being able to use the model, he continues.

In the last week, the parties in working life have been in negotiations with the government about a long-awaited wage support scheme for companies in crisis.

The goal is to avoid layoffs. On Friday, the scheme was presented by Vedum.

On Saturday, Vedum stated to Dagsrevyen that the government has no more to give to chefs, waiters and others in the service industry due to the EEA agreement. Esa has denied this on Sunday, according to NTB.

– We are concerned that we should be within the state aid regulations, but at the same time use the flexibility that lies there for the benefit of Norwegian companies. That is why I am optimistic about the signals ESA has given today, says the Minister of Finance in tonight’s press release.

The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Trade and Industry have agreed on a new meeting with ESA on Monday morning.


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