The measure is part of the 16 million euros approved in the last council of the Xunta for the support of self-employed and SMEs in trade, services, tourism and transport

The last council of the Xunta has approved a new line of aid endowed with 16 million euros to support self-employed and SMEs in commerce, tourism, services and transport and to promote the installation of protection measures for workers and consumers. The aid, which will be allocated on a non-competitive basis, includes the provision of advances at the time of the favorable resolution of the aid for half the amount of the investments made.

The aid will be used to cover expenditure on the purchase of means of protection and hygiene for the establishment’s staff and customers, as well as measures to reinforce the cleaning and disinfection of premises; the adaptation of spaces with safety equipment; the carrying out of air renewal, cleaning and ventilation work; and the provision of information to customers on hygiene and protection measures.

Direct aid and advance payments
In the case of hotel and restaurant establishments, travel agencies and other tourist premises, the line of aid will cover 100% of the investment, up to 1,200 euros from a minimum of 300 euros. Iran for establishments with less than 10 workers and less than 300 square meters. They will also have support of 80% of the investment to SMEs with less than 50 workers from a minimum of 1500 euros to a maximum of 3750 for the installation of security measures.

Economic injection to 9,000 families
The Galician president also highlighted that the Xunta, in agreement with the trade unions CCOO, UGT and the Galician Confederation of Employers, will allocate 8 million euros to complement 9. 000 families to receive their benefits in the case of receiving the ERTE for economic, technical, organizational or production causes of a lower monthly economic amount -to which 6 million euros will be assigned- and to complement the compensation of people over 55 years old who lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic -to which 2 million euros will be assigned-. “These 8 million euros are part of the agreements of the social dialogue that we closed with the trade union organizations”, he highlighted.

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