The Brussels government decided on Thursday to grant some 30 million euros in aid to the events, nightlife, tourism and culture sectors through the establishment of a new bonus, announced the Secretary of State for Economic Transition Barbara Trachte (Ecolo).
The objective of the measure is to support Brussels companies and self-employed people in these sectors and sub-sectors whose activity has not yet been able to resume following the measures of the National Security Council (CNS) or who are still strongly impacted. by measures to combat the spread of the virus and are de facto almost at a standstill.
According to Barbara Trachte, more than 3,000 companies and freelancers are concerned.
How to get the bonus?
To benefit from the bonus, the company or the self-employed person must have at least one establishment unit in the Brussels Region registered with the ECB on March 18, 2020, employ less than 50 FTEs and be in order for VAT contributions as of October 20, 2020 Finally, the business or the self-employed person must come under one of the 25 or so sectors predefined by the government, among others: urban passenger transport, caterers, nightclubs and dancing, cinema, design, rental of ” kitchen equipment, costumes, flowers, household appliances, travel agencies and tour operators, tourist information, sound and lighting services, museums, management of historic sites, fairground activities …
The management of the bonus is entrusted to Bruxelles Economie Emploi. The modalities for submitting a request for a bonus will be communicated later by the Secretary of State for Economic Transition. In order to provide broader support to larger establishments in these sectors and sub-sectors, the Brussels government is considering setting up a delegated mission which will allow Finance & Invest.brussels to grant them loans at very low rates. reduced.