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India: Reduced EPF contribution for 3 months india

conomictimes.indiatimes.com (15.06.2020) The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will reduce its EPF contribution rate from 12 per cent to 10 per cent for both employers and employees for the months of months May 2020, June 2020 and July 2020. It is applicable to all class of…

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will reduce its EPF contribution rate from 12 per cent to 10 per cent for both employers and employees for the months of months May 2020, June 2020 and July 2020. It is applicable to all class of establishments covered under the EPF & MP Act…

Old age Pensions, Compliance and Contribution Collection contribution collection, covid19 Published Measures summary https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/invest/reduced-epf-contribution-16-… mmarquez
Czech Republic: Late Employer SS Contribution Penalty Relief czech republic

KPMG Global (27.05.2020) Reduction in the penalty for late payment of social security contributions payable by employers in the amount of 24.8 percent of their employees’ wages (employer’s contributions) for the calendar months of May to July 2020. If the contributions due for these months are…

Reduction in the penalty for late payment of social security contributions payable by employers in the amount of 24.8 percent of their employees’ wages (employer’s contributions) for the calendar months of May to July 2020. If the contributions due for these months are paid by 20 October 2020,…

The Czech government approved a legislative proposal1 to reduce penalties for late payment of social security contributions due for the months May to July 2020 by employers under certain conditions.  The proposal also introduces certain changes to the submission procedures for social security ove

Compliance and Contribution Collection covid19 Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/05/flash-alert-2020-254.html mmarquez
Belgium: COVID-19 pandemic and applicable legislation - update belgium

Socialsecurity.be (12.10.2020) The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31…

The increased use of teleworking due to the Coronavirus will not be taken into account in determining the applicable social security legislation. This period will be neutralised with effect from 13 March 2020. The envisaged expiry date of this measure is 31 December 2020, but this date may be…

Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, international_agreement Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://campaigns.eranova.fgov.be/r-2d55a1abd87fa8333500df119ef7f4402ed3a705f29… siha
Guernsey: The Policy & Resources Committee agrees to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors Guernsey

covid19.gov.gg (14.09.2020)

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of…

The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having previously been extended to the end of September. However, there will be a further reduction of those eligible for support once the…

Media Release Date: 14 September 2020 Policy & Resources agree to continue financial support measures for worst hit sectors The Policy & Resources Committee has agreed to continue the payroll co-funding scheme for the most impacted sectors and businesses until the end of 2020, having prev

Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Published Measures summary https://home.kpmg/xx/en/home/insights/2020/04/guernsey-tax-developments-in-resp… cambrosio
Saint Lucia & WFP Partner to Expand Coverage of the Public Assistance Programme as Part of the National COVID-19 Response Saint Lucia

jointsdgfund.org (10.09.2020)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus…

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

CASTRIES – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The Gov

Social assistance, Cash transfers covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage Published Measures summary https://jointsdgfund.org/article/saint-lucia-wfp-partner-expand-coverage-public… cambrosio
Italy: Renewal of fixed-term employment agreements italy

Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment…

Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment…

Employment covid19, labour markets Published Measures summary https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/08/14/20G00122/sg cambrosio
Italy: The use of the existing wage guarantee schemes for temporary suspensions of work was expanded italy

gazzettaufficiale.it (14.08.2020)

The Decree Law 14 has introduced modifications in August 2020 to the use of the existing wage guarantee schemes (Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Ordinaria, CIGO, Cassa integrazione in deroga, 

The Decree Law 14 has introduced modifications in August 2020 to the use of the existing wage guarantee schemes (Cassa Integrazione Guadagni Ordinaria, CIGO, Cassa integrazione in deroga, CID, Cassa Integrazione Guadagni…

Unemployment, Cash transfers covid19 Published Measures summary https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2020/08/14/20G00122/sg cambrosio
Japan: Business Sustainable Subsidy japan

Jizokuka-kyufukin (01.09.2020) One time subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises and sole proprietors whose  sales of any month from January to December reduced by at least 50% compared to that of last year. The amount is 2,000,000 yen maximum for SMEs, and 1,000,000 yen maximum for sole…

One time subsidy for small and medium-sized enterprises and sole proprietors whose  sales of any month from January to December reduced by at least 50% compared to that of last year. The amount is 2,000,000 yen maximum for SMEs, and 1,000,000 yen maximum for sole proprietors including freelances…

ICT, E-services, Cash transfers, Covid-19, Financial crisis covid19, self-employed, sustainability, youth employment Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://jizokuka-kyufu.go.jp/ siha
Japan: Extension of the support fund and allowance for the leave without pay japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (25.09.2020) Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  …

 Covered month for the support fund and allowance were extended from September 2020 to December 2020. Similarly, the deadlines for application for each month were simplified and extended to 31th December 2020 for months before September; to  31th March 2021 for October, November and December.

Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000676013.pdf siha
Japan: The support fund and allowance for the leave forced to be taken under the COVID-19 outbreak japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (14.07.2020) 80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following…

Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave and who have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave can apply for the support fund and allowance of  80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11 ,000 yen).

Employment, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000648770.pdf siha
Japan: Single-parent temporary special allowance japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (09.10.2020) Single-parent temporary special allowance is paid to single-parent households if;

1. they receives child-rearing allowances of June 2020;

2. their child-rearing allowances of June 2020 are suspended due to receiving public…

Single-parent temporary special allowance of 50,000 yen is paid to single-parent households that receives child-rearing allowances. 30,000 yen is added per child  for the second and subsequent child and another 50,000 yen for a household whose income dropped due to Covid-19.

Family benefits, Social assistance, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_11456.html siha
Japan: Special supplement to child benefits japan

Cabinet office (01.05.2020) Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement as…

Special supplement of 10,000 yen per a child is automatically added to child benefits. Beneficiaries who received a child benefit for April 2020 are entitled to the supplement. The government pays for the funding and local municipalities administers the supplement.

Family benefits, Children, Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, family Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www8.cao.go.jp/shoushi/shinseido/taiou_coronavirus.html#rinji siha
Opinion: Basic income: a BIG disappointment

Development Pathways (08.10.2020) COVID-19 has sparked a mass of interest in “basic income”. South Africa’s Minister of Social Development has advocated it; Spain has promised it on a permanent basis; UNDP has argued for it globally (at least on a temporary basis)... But the more you look at…

universal-basic-income Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.developmentpathways.co.uk/blog/basic-income-a-big-disappointment/ pmassetti
Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns

BBC News (07.10.2020) Extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, with coronavirus expected to push up to 115 million people into that category, the World Bank has said.

Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54448589 pmassetti
Belgium: Corona temporary unemployment after September 1, 2020 belgium

capac (22.09.2020) Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020. You can therefore only submit a request for temporary…

Since September 1, 2020, the rules for temporary corona unemployment have changed.  Only sectors and companies recognized as particularly affected can apply for temporary corona unemployment until December 31, 2020.

09/22/2020 Corona temporary unemployment after September 1, 2020

Unemployment, Extension of coverage, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.hvw-capac.fgov.be/fr/nouveautes siha
Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases

cgdev.org (Sept 2020) Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This short review considers some initial lessons emerging from selected countries around the use of digital technology to implement these…

E-services, Cash transfers covid19, epayment Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS https://www.cgdev.org/publication/digital-technology-social-assistance-transfer… pmassetti
Digital Economy: 10 ways to a brighter future of work in the digital economy

ilo.org (01.10.2020) Based on findings from seven countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand), the ILO has outlined 10 possible policy responses to inform dialogue among governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to advance decent work opportunities for…

Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/video/institutional-videos/… pmassetti
Social protection for older people during COVID-19 and beyond

socialprotection.org (September 2020) This document provides information and guidance on social protection and older people, with a focus on pensions to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is intended as an advisory for people involved in planning and delivering social protection…

Old age Pensions covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19 https://socialprotection.org/discover/publications/space-social-protection-olde… pmassetti
Brazil: Proof of Life for retired civil servants, pensioners and amnesties is suspended until October 31 brazil

Ministry of Economy (28.09.2020) The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties referred to in Ordinance No. 244 and Normative Instruction No. 45, both of June 15, 2020, is suspended until October 31, 2020.

The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties is suspended until October 31, 2020 to reduce the possibility of contagion of beneficiaries. 

The requirement of the annual Proof of Life (re-registration) of retired civil servants, pensioners and civil political amnesties referred to in Ordinance No. 244 and Normative

Old age Pensions, Service delivery, Covid-19 covid19, service delivery Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.gov.br/economia/pt-br/assuntos/noticias/2020/setembro/prova-de-vida… siha
Argentina: Reduction and postponement of social security contribution payment argentina

OFFICIAL BULLETIN REPUBLICA ARGENTINA - General Resolution 4788/2020 (04.08.2020) The postponement or reduction of up to 95% of the payment of employer contributions to the Argentine Integrated Pension System. Certain employers will enjoy the benefit of postponement of the expiration date for…

The postponement or reduction of up to 95% of the payment of employer contributions to the Argentine Integrated Pension System for the period accrued in March, April, May, June and July 2020.

Extension of coverage, Compliance and Contribution Collection, Covid-19 contribution collection, covid19, extending coverage Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://www.boletinoficial.gob.ar/detalleAviso/primera/233173/20200806 siha
Going Viral : COVID-19 and the Accelerated Transformation of Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean latin america

worldbank.org (28.09.2020) The economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented in size and scope. It has quickly evolved from a health emergency into an employment crisis. It also has far-reaching implications for workers beyond the immediate employment effects, as it most likely has accelerated…

Employment, The technological transition covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_MONITOR, Published_DIGITAL_Eco_Obs_DOCUMENTS https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/34413 pmassetti
Luxembourg: Extension of the agreement on social security affiliation for cross-border workers concerning teleworking until 31 December 2020 luxembourg

Gouvernement.lu (25.08.2020) After the agreement in July 2020 with Belgium, Germany and France to maintain the exceptional provision not to take into account the teleworking days linked to the COVID-19 crisis for the determination of the applicable social security legislation frontier workers,…

Luxembourg and its three neighboring countries, Belgium, Germany and France, have agreed to extend the exceptional provision not to take into account the teleworking days linked to the COVID-19 crisis for the determination of the applicable social security legislation until December 31, 2020.

After the agreement in July 2020 with Belgium, Germany and France to maintain the exceptional provision not to take into account the teleworking days linked to the COVID-19 crisis for the d

Extension of coverage, Bilateral agreement, Covid-19 covid19, extending coverage, international_agreement Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://gouvernement.lu/fr/actualites/toutes_actualites/communiques/2020/08-aou… siha
Luxembourg: Extension of the agreement between Luxembourg and Germany regarding the social security affiliation of cross-border workers who are teleworking luxembourg

Guichet.lu (06.07.2020) The agreement between Luxembourg and Germany regarding the social security affiliation of cross-border workers who are teleworking is extended until 31 August 2020. Thus, the days of teleworking due to the COVID-19 crisis: are not taken into account for the determination…

The agreement between Luxembourg and Germany regarding the social security affiliation of cross-border workers who are teleworking is extended until 31 August 2020. Thus, the days of teleworking due to the COVID-19 crisis: are not taken into account for the determination of the social security…

Extension of coverage, Bilateral agreement, Covid-19 covid19, international_agreement, transnational workers Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary https://guichet.public.lu/en/actualites/2020/juillet/03-accord-luxembourg-allem… siha
Kiribati: Covid19 – Kiribati Border Closure Extension Kiribati

President Taneti Maamau (23.08.2020) Given this ongoing closure of borders, stranded nationals abroad will continue to receive Government’s financial assistance until additional notice is made following the review of border closure at the end of August 2020. This assistance is implemented to…

Stranded nationals abroad will continue to receive Government’s financial assistance until additional notice. This assistance is implemented to ensure I-Kiribati nationals stranded overseas are supported during this unfortunate situation.

The Government of Kiribati has advised that current border closures will be extended until the end of August while preparatory measures are undertaken in Kiribati to ensure health and public safety against the Covid19 pandemic. During the extension of the border closures, Kiribati will continue t

Cash transfers, Covid-19 covid19, Emergency grants Proposition_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published Measures summary http://www.president.gov.ki/2020/08/23/covid19-kiribati-boarder-closure-extensi… siha
Opinion: Renewing welfare through universal entitlement: lessons from Covid-19

socialeurope.eu (24.09.2020) The pandemic has brought into focus the social contract between income and contribution which can underpin a solidaristic welfare state.

covid19 Published_SS_Monitor_covid19, Published_SS_Monitor https://www.socialeurope.eu/renewing-welfare-through-universal-entitlement-less… pmassetti