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U.K. to Pay People on Low Incomes If Isolating Due to Covid united kingdom

The U.K. government said it will pay workers on low incomes 13 pounds ($17) a day if they are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, triggering a backlash from trade unions and council leaders who argue the amount is too little to make a difference. The payments begin on a trial basis…

Cash transfers, Health, Health promotion, Cash sickness benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-27/u-k-to-pay-people-on-low-inc… socpro
1. CHILDFUND sets 2m for cash transfer zambia

K500 per family will be disributed to 2,250 households in Chilanga and 2,105 in Luangwa in an unconditional cash transfer program by Childfund International Africa (with government ministries). The recipients are families that struggled daily to feed themselves even before COVID-19 and had…

Family benefits covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.dropbox.com/s/k83a6sd3wmrzh8t/ChILDFUND%20sets%20K2m%20for%20cash%2… socpro
Saudi food delivery workers covered by COVID-19 relief package saudi arabia

Adjusted from 2 July 2020: Saudi food delivery workers are now covered by COVID-19 relief packages, according to a royal decree issued by king Salman Bin Abdulaziz.

Under the decree, these workers, initially excluded from the coronavirus relief packages, will get the benefits…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-food-delivery-workers-covered-by-co… socpro
CM announces Rs 1,000 each for Anganwadi & Asha workers, free travel for women in UTC buses india

Dehradun: Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced that Rs 1,000 would be credited into the accounts of each Anganwadi and Asha worker in the State. This will benefit about 50,000 Anganwadi and Asha workers.

An accredited social health activist (ASHA) is a community health worker…

Health, Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/state-editions/cm-announces-rs-1-000-each-for… socpro
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 AGRICULTURAL DISASTER SUPPORT FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER AND COMMUNAL FARMERS south africa

COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher: The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies.

The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal producers with a turnover between R20…

Cash transfers covid19, self-employed Published Measures summary https://www.arc.agric.za/Agricultural%20Sector%20News/COVID-19%20Agricultural%2… socpro
COVID-19: Ekiti Govt introduces tax relief, incentives for businesses nigeria

The Ekiti State Government has introduced tax relief and incentives for taxpayers and businesses as part of its ongoing efforts to cushion the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The minimum tax payable under the Presumptive Tax Regime (Market Men & Women, Artisans, etc.) in the…

Compliance and Contribution Collection covid19 Published Measures summary https://newsexpressngr.com/news/103786-COVID-19-Ekiti-Govt-introduces-tax-relie… socpro
Governor: North Carolina ‘making progress’ against COVID-19, announces grants for businesses united states

The Job Retention Grant Program is designed to help employers keep their workers on the payroll.

Applicants can receive a grant for up to 125% of two months of their 2019 average monthly payroll costs, up to a maximum of $250,000, a news release says.

The grant money is being…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.jdnews.com/news/20200813/governor-north-carolina-lsquomaking-progre… socpro
First phase of National Creative Relief Programme to give grants to 50 freelancers and 37 companies United Arab Emirates

Led by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development (MCKD) and launched in May, the fund offers Dh15,000 to Dh50,000 grants to individuals and small businesses in the creative fields who are undergoing financial difficulties because of the pandemic.

The recipients of the grants…

Cash transfers, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/first-phase-of-national-creative-re… socpro
City of Henderson launches small business recovery grant program united states

Small businesses in Henderson that have been financially impacted by the closures or restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have a chance at some relief. Small business owners may apply for a grant to assist them with their recovery efforts through the City of Henderson.

Grant…

Employment, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/city-of-henderson-launches-small-busin… socpro
Govt announces Rs 25 lakh additional ex-gratia to NOK of healthcare workers who die of COVID-19 india

The Jammu and Kashmir government approved an additional ex-gratia of Rs.25.00 lakh in case of death of healthcare workers due to COVID-19.

It shall be payable to the dependent members/legal heirs of those Healthcare workers, including community health workers who may lose their lives as…

Health, Cash transfers, Survivor covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/latest-news/govt-announces-rs-25-lakh-addit… socpro
Province to hire 500 contact tracers for COVID-19 canada

The province is assembling the troops against COVID-19 by hiring 500 additional health care professionals to increase contact tracing in B.C.

Contact tracing works by following up with each person who has tested positive for COVID-19 to determine where they went and who they were in…

Health, Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.peachlandview.com/2020/08/13/province-to-hire-500-contact-tracers-f… socpro
Slow but steady economic recovery: Over 150,000 companies resume contributions to EPFO india

In May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, as part of government’s Covid-19 Atma Nirbhar Bharat relief measures, announced that monthly EPF contributions (of both employers and employees) were to be reduced from 24 per cent to 20 per cent for the months of May, June and July 2020.

Old age Pensions, Compliance and Contribution Collection covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.timesnownews.com/business-economy/economy/article/slow-but-steady-e… socpro
Gov. Lee Announces Tennessee Business Relief Program united states

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, House Speaker Cameron Sexton, and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group announced a new relief program for Tennessee businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Business Relief Program will direct approximately $200…

Cash transfers Published Measures summary https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/6/2/gov-lee-announces-tennessee-business-… socpro
COVID-19 insurance scheme: Rs 50 lakh cover for health workers to include loss of life as well india

The government has approved the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package’, an insurance scheme for the health workers who are fighting the Covid 19 pandemic in the country. The benefit of the package is estimated to reach a total of around 22.12 lakh public healthcare providers, including community…

Health, Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.financialexpress.com/money/insurance/covid-19-insurance-scheme-rs-5… socpro
Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide relief to residents united states

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the city has allocated $22 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to the Atlanta COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide housing support to Atlantans. Administered by United Way of Greater Atlanta, the program will provide rental,…

Housing, Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://www.ajc.com/neighborhoods/atlanta-intown/atlanta-covid-19-emergency-ren… socpro
Maharashtra extends insurance cover to private doctors who die of Covid-19 india

The Maharashtra government has extended Rs 50 lakh insurance cover to private doctors who die of coronavirus infection during the pandemic. The insurance cover, which is being given to doctors in government and semi- government services, has now been extended to private medical practitioners who…

Health, Health Insurance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.business-standard.com/article/pf/maharashtra-extends-insurance-cove… socpro
Government expands wage subsidy to include 3 million furloughed, reduced pay workers indonesia

The wage subsidy program was initially launched on Aug. 4.

Those people eligible for the wage subsidy are workers who earn less than Rp 5 million (US$339.25) per month and are active members of the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) as of June 30.

Eligible…

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/08/11/government-expands-wage-subsidy-… socpro
Tokha municipality to provide 150 per cent perks to frontline health workers nepal

Tokha Municipality is to provide 150 per cent allowance to the health workers mobilizing in the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The 61st meeting of the Municipal Executive on Sunday decided to provide allowances to the medical team including the medical officer and the…

Health, Cash transfers, Social assistance covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.osnepal.com/982864 socpro
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: COVID-19 AGRICULTURAL DISASTER SUPPORT FUND FOR SMALLHOLDER AND COMMUNAL FARMERS south africa

COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher: The main objective of this support is to complete the current production cycle in an effort to ensure adequate food production and supplies.

The targeted beneficiaries are smallholder and communal producers with a turnover between R20…

Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.arc.agric.za/Agricultural%20Sector%20News/COVID-19%20Agricultural%2… socpro
CISF Launches Mobile App For Its Pensioners india

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Friday launched a mobile application for its pensioners as part of an e-office initiative introduced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pensioners corner app will be available in both web and Android platforms with the facility for…

Old age Pensions, E-services covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/cisf-launches-mobile-app-… socpro
Spain: Prioritization of workers in short-term work schemes for vocational and professional training spain

Las personas en ERTE tendrán la consideración de colectivo prioritario para el acceso a las iniciativas de formación del sistema de formación profesional para el empleo en el ámbito laboral.

People in ERTE will be considered as a priority group for access to training initiatives of the vocational training system to increase likelihood of employment.

Employment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no… mmarquez
Spain: Unemployment benefit goes back to 70% and dismisses previous reduction spain

eldiario.es (29.09.2020) El Ministerio de Trabajo ha evitado la reducción de la cuantía de la prestación por desempleo de los trabajadores en ERTE pasados los seis meses en esta situación. Con la legislación vigente, aprobada con el Gobierno de Mariano Rajoy, la cantidad se reducía del 70% al 50…

The Ministry of Labor has avoided reducing the amount of unemployment benefit for workers in ERTE after six months in this situation. With current legislation, approved with the Government of Mariano Rajoy, the amount was reduced from 70% to 50% of the regulatory base, a reduction that is…

Ya hay prórroga de los ERTE a partir de octubre. El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado este martes la extensión del mecanismo de ERTE por la COVID-19 hasta el 31 de enero, con diferentes tipos de expedientes de regulación temporal de empleo que el Gobierno ha pactado con los sindicatos y empresario

Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no… mmarquez
Spain: Extension of short-term work support program ERTE until January 31st spain

eldiario.es (29.09.2020) Los ERTE por fuerza mayor existentes se prorrogan hasta el 31 de enero. Los ERTE por causas objetivas –los llamados ETOP– seguirán siendo aplicables hasta el término que tuvieran establecido y se podrán prorrogar si se solicita ante la autoridad laboral, con las…

The existing force majeure ERTE are extended until January 31. The ERTE due to objective causes - the so-called ETOP - will continue to be applicable until the term they have been established and can be extended if requested before the labor authority, with the conditions established in the…

Ya hay prórroga de los ERTE a partir de octubre. El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado este martes la extensión del mecanismo de ERTE por la COVID-19 hasta el 31 de enero, con diferentes tipos de expedientes de regulación temporal de empleo que el Gobierno ha pactado con los sindicatos y empresario

Unemployment covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.eldiario.es/economia/prorroga-erte-31-enero-prestacion-desempleo-no… mmarquez
Poland: Expansion of eligibility for temporary social security contributions poland

Social Security Agency (18.04.2020) On April 18 and May 15, Poland's government amended its Anti-Crisis Shield (Tarcza Antykryzysowa) program to expand eligibility for temporary social security contribution reductions. Under the amended program, employers with 10 to 49 employees as of February …

On April 18 and May 15, Poland's government amended its Anti-Crisis Shield (Tarcza Antykryzysowa) program to expand eligibility for temporary social security contribution reductions. Under the amended program, employers with 10 to 49 employees as of February 29 can receive a 50-percent reduction…

  • Poland. On April 18 and May 15, Poland's government amended its Anti-Crisis Shield (Tarcza Antykryzysowa) program to expand eligibility for temporary social security contribution reductions. Under the amended program, employers with 10 to 49 employees as of February 29 can receive a
Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, self-employed Published Measures summary https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/index.html#focus mmarquez
Norway: Tax developments in response to COVID-19 - norway

KPMG Global (01.05.2020) To reduce costs and improve cash flow immediately, social security contribution rate will be reduced with 4 percent of the total contribution rate of 14.1% assumable for the salary payments in May and June.  Some areas in Norway pay 0%. These areas will receive a subsidy…

To reduce costs and improve cash flow immediately, employers' social security contribution rate will be reduced with 4 percent of the total contribution rate of 14.1% assumable for the salary payments in May and June, now with an extension from August 15th to October 15th. Some areas in Norway…

Employer social security contribution–rate reduction

  • To reduce costs and improve cash flow immediately, social security contribution rate will be reduced with 4 percent of the total contribution rate of 14.1% assumable for the salary payments in May and June. 
Compliance and Contribution Collection Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/norway-tax-developments-in-respon… mmarquez