Polish Sejm is working on an anti-crisis package within the so-called anti-crisis shield. One of the most significant changes compared to the previous version of the draft of the anti-crisis law is the deletion of the provision which treated co-financing as de minimis public aid.
As a result of this change more companies affected by the economic effects of COVID-19 will be able to benefit from the co-financing, provided that the European Commission approves of the Polish solutions in the field of public aid.
Mechanism will be still subject to changes during legislative proceedings and European Commission approval.
Details regarding application for financing are no yet fully known., However, in our view it will be:
- only in case of companies affected by economic slowdown due to COVID-19
- limited and granted based submitted applications on FIFO until end of dedicated funds,
- only in case of break in company's activity (i.e. employees are not on holidays/other leaves, but also they are not performing work) or reduction in daily workload (e.g. from 8 to 6 hours),
- granted for up to 3 months,
- financing up to EUR 300 in case of break or up to EUR 500 in case of limited workload per job position per month.
Please note that anti-COVID-19 legislation is still in draft phase in Poland and subject to further changes.