|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Afghanistan||05||05 - Health and income support||AFN||43,571,630,000||553,700,060||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#U (accessed 17 September 2020).||
According to the mid-year budget revision to be submitted to parliament in September, authorities envisage a total of 2.9% of GDP for pandemic-related spending, with about 15% directed to health.
|Afghanistan||05A||05A - Health support||AFN||6,535,744,500||83,055,009||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#U (accessed 6 May 2020).||
(i) The government has so far allocated AFN1.9 billion (0.1% of GDP) in the budget for emergency health needs, such as (a) establishing testing labs, including at border crossings, (b) setting up special wards to boost hospitalization and care capacity, and (c) procuring the most critical medical supplies.
|Afghanistan||05B||05B - Income support||AFN||37,035,885,500||470,645,051||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#U (accessed 26 June 2020).||
No amount/estimate: To ease tax compliance, the government extended filing deadlines, initially to May 20, now to July 5 for individual and business taxpayers.
|Armenia||05||05 - Health and income support||AMD||30,000,000,000||61,348,610|
|Armenia||05A||05A - Health support||AMD|
|Armenia||05B||05B - Income support||AMD||30,000,000,000||61,348,610||Asbarez. http://asbarez.com/193112/pashinyan-unveils-economic-aid-package-amid-state-of-emergency/ (accessed 16 April 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: Subsidize the interest rates of co-financed loans for companies that borrow money from Armenian banks in the national currency to pay salaries, taxes, bills and purchase raw materials; (ii) a package of AMD30 billion (over USD60 million) for urgent social assistance for the impoverished. See Measure 9: No breakdown.
|Australia||05||05 - Health and income support||AUD||360,786,400,000||224,336,983,366|
|Australia||05A||05A - Health support||AUD||141,027,000,000||87,690,588,540||Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/24-billion-health-plan-fight-covid-19 (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/news/covid-19-supporting-senior-australians-and-those-who-care-for-them (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/senator-the-hon-richard-colbeck/media/new-covid-19-payment-to-keep-senior-australians-in-residential-aged-care-safe (accessed 3 June 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/11-billion-support-more-mental-health-medicare-and-domestic-violence-services-0 (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/3-million-to-boost-the-national-coordinated-covid-19-research-response (accessed 3 June 2020); Office of the Prime Minister of Australia. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/update-coronavirus-measures-15may20 (accessed on 20 May 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/additional-20-million-for-mental-health-and-suicide-prevention-research (accessed 26 May 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/commonwealth-and-states-sign-131-billion-five-year-hospitals-agreement (accessed 4 June 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/additional-funding-to-reinforce-australias-aged-care-sector (accessed 1 September 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/australia-secures-onshore-manufacturing-agreements-two-covid-19-vaccines (accessed 08 September 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2-billion-extend-critical-health-services-across-australia (accessed 18 September 2020); Department of Health. https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/australia-secures-a-further-50-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine (accessed 05 November 2020).||
(i) March 11, The Australian Government has unveiled a comprehensive AUD2.4 billion health package to protect all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from the coronavirus (COVID-19); (ii) March 21, The National Cabinet announced additional funding of AUD444.6 million for the aged care sector to ensure the continuity of the aged care workforce. May 5, The Australian Government is providing an additional AUD205 million in specific COVID-19 aged care funding. August 31, an additional AUD563.3 million has been allocated to the aged care sector; (iii) March 29, (a) AUD669 million will be provided to expand Medicare-subsidised telehealth services for all Australians, with extra incentives to GPs and other health practitioners also delivered; and (b) AUD74 million will be provided to support the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians; (iv) April 15, AUD3 million further funding to support frontline health workers with training and information on the treatment of coronavirus; (v) May 15, The government announced AUD48.1 million funding for the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan; (vi) May 25, An additional AUD20 million is announced for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research; (vii) May 29, The Commonwealth will invest an estimated AUD131.4 billion in the new 2020‑25 National Health Reform Agreement to provide additional funding to public hospitals over five years from 2020–21; (viii) September 7, The Australian government will invest AUD3.2 [update] billion in a supply and production agreement with pharmaceutical companies to provide free vaccines by 2021, if trials prove successful; (ix) September 18, The government announced to extend a range of COVID-19 health measures, including mental health interventions until 31 March 2021 amounting to more than AUD2 billion.
|Australia||05B||05B - Income support||AUD||219,759,400,000||136,646,394,826||Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-05/Overview-Economic_Response_to_the_Coronavirus_3.pdf (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/media-release/jobkeeper-update (accessed on 3 June 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/11-billion-support-more-mental-health-medicare-and-domestic-violence-services-0 (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Education, Skills, and Employment (DESE). https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/early-childhood-education-and-care-relief-package (accessed 3 June 2020); DESE. https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/response-child-care-review (accessed 3 June 2020); Department of Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-06/Fact_sheet_HomeBuilder.pdf (accessed 5 June 2020); DESE. https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/return-child-care-subsidy (accessed 10 June 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/250-million-jobmaker-plan-restart-australias-creative-economy (accessed 8 July 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/supporting-older-australians (accessed 8 July 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/jobtrainer-skills-package-economic-recovery-and-growth (accessed 22 July 2020); Department of the Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-07/Fact_sheet-JobKeeper_Payment_extension_0.pdf (accessed 22 July 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/jobkeeper-payment-and-income-support-extended (accessed 22 July 2020); Department of the Treasury. https://treasury.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-07/Fact_sheet-Income_Support_for_Individuals_1.pdf (accessed 22 July 2020); DESE. https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/job-seekers (accessed 30 July 2020); Australian Government. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment (accessed 06 August 2020); DESE. https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services (accessed 06 August 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/more-support-more-businesses-and-workers (accessed 07 August 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/1b-accelerate-defence-initiatives-covid-19-recovery (accessed 26 August 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/pandemic-leave-disaster-payment-western-australia (accessed 17 September 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/investment-new-energy-technologies (accessed 17 September 2020); Australian Renewable Energy Agency https://arena.gov.au/news/arena-welcomes-new-funding/?fbclid=IwAR1IuJBObl0Qn040KT56X_erGgs5nXIYWexvJbJSJMFb_aeUdVtlSWfopfQ (accessed 17 September 2020); DESE. https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/childcare (accessed 21 September 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/digital-business-plan-drive-australias-economic-recovery (accessed 29 September 2020); Department of Finance. https://budget.gov.au/2020-21/content/factsheets/index.htm (accessed 07 October 2020); Department of Finance. https://budget.gov.au/2020-21/content/jobmaker.htm (accessed 12 October 2020); Office of the Prime Minister. https://www.pm.gov.au/media/jobseeker-supplement-extended-march%20 (accessed 11 November 2020).||
Three economic stimulus packages, i.e. (i) Support for individuals and households including (a) income support for individuals (AUD14,133 million), (b) payment to support households (AUD8,830 million), (c) temporary early release of superannuation (AUD1,150 million), (d) No amount/estimate, temporarily reduce superannuation minimum drawdown rates, (e) lower the social security deeming rates (AUD876 million); (ii) Support for business including (a) JobKeeper payment (AUD70,000 million), (b) boosting cash flow for employers (AUD31,900 million), (c) No amount/estimate, temporary relief for financially distressed businesses, (d) increasing the instant asset write-off (AUD700 million), (e) backing business investment (AUD3,200 million), (f) supporting apprentices and trainees (AUD1,265 million), (g) support for Coronavirus affected regions and communities (AUD1,000 million), (h) support for Australian airlines and airports (AUD715 million); (iii) March 29, AUD150 million will be provided to support Australians experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence due to the fallout from coronavirus; and (b) an additional AUD200 million will be provided to support charities and other community organisations which provide emergency and food relief as demand surges as a result of coronavirus; (iv) April 2, The Commonwealth government has committed to provide free childcare to around one million families and announced targeted support to the education system. The sector is expected to receive AUD1.6 billion over the coming three months from taxpayer subsidies. On May 20, the Ministry of Education announced an additional AUD12.8 million in funding, i.e. (a) AUD12 million provided for child care services that have more than 30% of full-time equivalent staff ineligible for JobKeeper Payments, and (b) AUD800,000 to increase the level of funding for in-home care providers; (v) June 4, The government announced a HomeBuilder program offering AUD25,000 grants to new home builders and renovators from June 4 to December 31, 2020. HomeBuilder will be implemented via a National Partnership Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments and is expected to cost AUD680 million; (vi) June 8, The government announced that it will resume the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to support families to access affordable child care starting July 13 and will pay approximately AUD2 billion this quarter to eligible families; (vii) June 25, AUD250 million targeted package through the JobMaker plan to be implemented in the next 12 months to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work; (viii) July 8, AUD325.7 million investment in new home care packages by the government for older Australians; (ix) July 16, AUD2 billion support for the JobTrainer package to give Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the economy recovers from COVID-19; (x) July 21, The Government is extending the JobKeeper Payment until March 2021 with a reduced payment rate. Support will be targeted to businesses (including the self-employed) and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the coronavirus. The new arrangements for the JobKeeper Payment are expected to cost an additional AUD16.6 billion; (x) July 21, The Government will extend the payment period of the temporary Coronavirus Supplement for those on income support from September to December 2020. The new arrangements for the Coronavirus Supplement are expected to cost an additional AUD3.8 billion; (xi) No amount/estimate: July 22, Mutual obligation requirements will continue to be gradually introduced starting August 4, 2020. Job seekers must be willing to accept any offer of suitable paid work or face penalties if a job seeker refuses a job without a reasonable excuse. Mutual obligation requirements are tasks and activities agreed upon while getting certain payments from the government; (xii) August 5, The Australian Government announced the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment support for Victorians who can't earn an income because they must self-isolate or quarantine at home or they are caring for someone with COVID-19. The support runs until February 2021. On September 16, the government has extended the payment arrangements to include Western Australia. More than AUD13.3 million in Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments has been paid for some 9,000 granted claims since 6 August [update]; (xiii) August 5, the Australian government announced that it will invest AUD33 million to provide child care relief for Victorian families. Families in Stage 4 lockdown are also entitled to receive an additional 30 days, or six weeks, of allowable absences from childcare; (xiv) August 7, the JobKeeper program was adjusted to expand employee eligibility to accommodate more firms needing the support. The adjustment is expected to cost around AUD15.6 billion in 2020-21; (xv) August 26, The government has announced a AUD1 billion investment package to boost Australia’s defence industry and support jobs across the country. The package is estimated to support around 4,000 jobs across Australia and help many small and medium sized businesses in the defence-industry supply chain; (xvi) September 17, The Australian Government announced a new total funding package of AUD1.62 billion for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support Australia's clean energy transition as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic; (xvii) September 20, The government will provide an additional AUD305.6 million for families and child care providers under the Child Care Recovery Package starting 28 September 2020 until 31 January 2021; (xviii) The Government announced that it will invest almost AUD800 million in a digital infrastructure package that will provide training, develop systems and establish needed infrastructure to support adoption of new technologies for businesses and consumers as part of Australia's economic recovery plan; (xix) October 6, The Government announced the JobMaker Hiring Credit package worth AUD4 billion (from 2020 to 2023) to give businesses incentives to take on additional young job seekers; (xx) October 6, The Government is delivering an additional AUD17.8 billion (from 2020 to 2024) in personal income tax relief to support economic recovery; (xxi) October 6, The Government has committed to invest an additional AUD14 billion in new and accelerated infrastructure projects across Australia over the next four years; (xxii) November 10, The Australian Government will extend temporary support through the social security system, for those Australians seeking work, from January to March 2021. The extension of temporary measures is estimated to cost an additional AUD3.2 billion [update].
|Austria||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||56,384,000,000||62,371,681,416|
|Austria||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||339,000,000||375,000,000||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020).||
(i) Additional capacities for mobile and stationary care (EUR100 million); (ii) EUR60 million are granted to the health system; (iii) EUR 130 million are given to hospitals for equipment and to finance over-time payments; (iv) EUR36 million are disbursed to incentivize eligible research on COVID-19 by Austrian firms; (v) EUR13 million on medical supplies.
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(i) EUR15 billion emergency funds for hard-hit industries to provide direct liquidity provisions and subsidies for running costs. On April 27, expanded Phase 2 of the hardship fund, through which SMEs may request up to 6000 Euros from the government. As of September 22, the total budget for this measure has been increased to EUR19 billion; (ii) EUR10 billion for payment deferrals of personal income and corporate income taxes; (iii) No amount/estimate: rent payment deferrals; (iv) No amount/estimate: May 13, proposed a more simple calculation method to determine monetary subsidies by companies to their employees from their own accounts and from the government's funding. Under the new system, no employee should have any losses; (v) May 20, Increased to EUR12 billion (from EUR10 billion on April 13 and EUR5 billion originally) funds for short-time working, self-employed and funds to finance increased costs of caretaking, etc.; (vi) May 21, EUR1.2 billion is being rolled out by authorities as new fiscal measures including tax relief measures for the hospitality sector of EUR500 million and support to non-profit organizations of EUR700 million; (vii) No amount/estimate: May 21, Applications for the fixed subsidy have already started, with the first payments being disbursed by end of May. The Ministry of Finance will reimburse up to 75% of a company's fixed costs for up to 3 months; (vii) May 25, EUR1 billion in grants from the federal government to municipalities, geared towards support for infrastructure investment (e.g. schools, public transportation, energy production); (viii) May 27, increase in the minimum payment amount of the hardship fund to EUR500, and added another EUR500 comeback bonus, dedicated to entrepreneurs having hardships during the pandemic; (ix) May 28, Allocated EUR90 million to support freelance artists up to EUR1000 a month; (x) To jump-start the economy, a new tax incentive was introduced for companies that recruit apprentices, with EUR2,000 per position created between March 16 and October 31 of this year; (xi) June 12, Reduced VAT to 5% to support the catering trade, the cultural sector and the publishing sector; (xii) June 12, Deferred taxes to January 15, 2021. (xiii) June 16, reduced the lowest income tax bracket tax level from 25% to 20%. As of July 30, this was announced to be retroactively applied from January 1, 2020. There will also be a loss carryback, with business losses being offset against profits in 2019 and 2018, so that some of the deferred taxes may not have to be paid back at all. (xiv) June 16, extended Austria's fixed cost subsidy; (xv) June 16, fiscal package was increased by EUR12 billion to include stimulus measures, including investment in climate protection, affordable housing, health, and digitalisation and a one-off support for unemployed and families. Several specific tax relief measures are aimed at the agricultural and forestry sectors, culture and publishing; (xvi) June 17, Reserved EUR30 million for childcare in the summer from the municipal package; No amount/estimate: (xvi) June 26, Allocated another EUR30 million to Family Crisis Fund to support low income families, with the amounts to be transffered on July 13. As of July 16, this amount has been increased to EUR60 million. (xviii) June 30, Increased the top tax rate of 55% for incomes from EUR1 million until 2025; (ix) July 30, an additional bonus of EUR360 per child will be given on September 30 for each family eligible for family allowance; (x) July 30, In order to relieve employees who do not receive taxable income (up to EUR11,000), the traffic tax credit has been increased from a maximum of EUR 300 to a maximum of EUR 400. This covers commuting expenses from work to home; (xi) July 30, The SV reimbursement (for social securtiy contributions) will also be increased from EUR 300 to EUR 400. This applies from the assessment for the calendar year 2020; (xii) August 6, EUR665 million Austrian scheme to support non-profit organisations (NPOs) and their related entities in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. This has been approved by the European Commission; (xiii) August 24, Extended the fixed cost subsidy for businesses, doubled the length of time it can be received and reduced application requirements. As of September 3, the rate has also been increased to 100% (versus 75% in the initial version). update]
|Azerbaijan||05||05 - Health and income support||AZN||1,206,850,000||709,911,765|
|Azerbaijan||05A||05A - Health support||AZN||58,300,000||34,294,118||Ministry of Emergency Situations. http://www.fhn.gov.az/index.php?eng/news/xeber/2020/7/6/36724//1 (accessed 17 July 2020); Cabinet of Ministers. https://cabmin.gov.az/az/article/969/ (accessed 07 August 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: July 6, Installation of 10 modular hospital complexes in various regions of the country. It is expected to create 2,000 additional beds for the treatment of coronavirus patients; (ii) August 6, The government reported that medical personnel involved in the fight against COVID-19 received increased salaries from March to June. 64,038 medical staff have so far received salaries of AZN58.3 million; (iii) August 6, The government reported that 215 medical staff with extensive experience in COVID-19 from Turkey, the Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Italy, and Cuba were brought to the country to work with Azerbaijan's medical personnel.
|Azerbaijan||05B||05B - Income support||AZN||1,148,550,000||675,617,647||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020); Caspian News. https://caspiannews.com/news-detail/azerbaijan-takes-measures-to-mitigate-covid-19-impact-on-economy-social-life-2020-4-6-1/ (accessed 15 April 2020); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). https://www.ebrd.com/news/2020/ebrd-and-azerbaijans-central-bank-promote-manat-lending-to-coronavirushit-firms.html (accessed 27 May 2020); Ministry of Economy. https://www.economy.gov.az/en/article/ozel-sektora-yeni-maliyye-desteyi-ve-i-qtisadiyyat-nazirinin-sahibkarlarla-onlayn-gorushunun-kechirileceyi-barede/31115 (accessed 07 August 2020); Ministry of Economy. https://www.economy.gov.az/en/article/ferdi-sahibkarlara-maliyye-desteyi-gosterilmesine-bashlanilib/31163 (accessed 12 August 2020).||
(i) April 6, AZN1 billion (USD588 million) for the government's subsidization of 10% of the interest for one year of existing company loans; (ii) No amount/estimate: April, Tax exemptions for micro-enterprises and value-added tax (VAT) exemption for some food and medicinal products, as well as the raw materials that are necessary; (iii) No amount/estimate: Lump-sum payments in the amount of living wage - AZN190 (USD112) to 200,000 unemployed citizens of the country. The payment is considered for two months. The social package aims to relieve the impact of the novel coronavirus on the social life of people by multiple tools, including creation of 50,000 paid public jobs, tuition support program for students from socially vulnerable families, financial support program for mortgage and credit guarantee mechanism, program to support communal fees, primarily for electricity consumption of the population, and financial support program for vital passenger transport activities; (iv) May 19, USD50 million, or about AZN85 million (of the USD200 million swap with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)) is allocated as support to local firms, including smaller viable enterprises experiencing temporary difficulties; (v) No amount/estimate: August 6, The government announced a financial support package for pandemic-affected industries that did not implement significant reductions in the number of employees. Financial support will be paid in equal installments in two stages, covering August and September; (vi) August 11, The government announced a second phase of financial support to individual (micro) entrepreneurs. The first phase of the program has already released AZN63.55 million of cash transfers to 106,907 individual (micro) entrepreneurs.
|Belgium||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||10,488,870,002||11,602,732,303||Belgium Government. https://news.belgium.be/fr/le-gouvernement-federal-se-prononce-en-faveur-dun-vaste-plan-de-soutien-socio-economique (accessed 11 November 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 20 May 2020).||
(i) EUR6.4 billion in total measures as part of the fiscal package outlined in the Stability Program to adress the crises. Key fiscal support measures include: boosting health expenditure and increasing support for those in temporary unemployment and self-employed. As of November 6, this measure has been extended in two parts: first, with the extension of subsidies for self-employed persons with businesses that had to close, and second, with temporarily unemployed salaried workers receiving an allowance equal to 70% of their gross monthly salary (capped at EUR2,754.76). In addition, salaried workers receives an allowance from the ONEM (National Employment Office) of EUR5.63 per day of temporary unemployment. This measure will apply until March 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension [update]; (ii) EUR3.8 billion (increased from EUR1.7 billion) regional governments' support to affected firms and sectors, and transfers to affected households.
|Belgium||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||1,413,070,000||1,563,130,531||Belgium Government. https://news.belgium.be/fr/le-gouvernement-federal-se-prononce-en-faveur-dun-vaste-plan-de-soutien-socio-economique (accessed 11 November 2020); European Commission. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/2020-european-semester-stability-programme-belgium_fr.pdf (accessed 24 May 2020).||
(i) Of the total packages, around EUR1.2 billion are dedicated to health initiatives, with EUR1 billion for federal intiatives and EUR0.2 billion for regional; (ii) November 6, Retained the right to reimbursement of health care costs until December 31, 2021, while offering payment plans for self-employed workers who have obtained a deferral of payment of social contributions; [update] (iii) November 6, EUR200 million is planned for hospital staff (salaried and self-employed workers), aimed at providing support measures. Further, additional budget of EUR13.07 million for consumer vouchers in the healthcare sector and extension of the validity of consumer vouchers until the end of 2021. [update]
|Belgium||05B||05B - Income support||EUR||9,075,800,002||10,039,601,772||European Commission. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/mex_20_1771 (accessed 2 October 2020). https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1507 (accessed 27 August 2020). https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/2020-european-semester-stability-programme-belgium_fr.pdf (accessed 24 May 2020). Belgium Government. https://news.belgium.be/fr/le-gouvernement-federal-se-prononce-en-faveur-dun-vaste-plan-de-soutien-socio-economique (accessed 11 November 2020), https://news.belgium.be/fr/prise-en-compte-du-conge-parental-corona-dans-la-pension-des-membres-du-personnel-de-la-fonction (accessed 12 August 2020), https://news.belgium.be/fr/covid-19-indemnite-de-crise-supplementaire-pour-certains-independants-et-conjoints-aidants-reconnus (accessed 25 July 2020), https://news.belgium.be/fr/financement-de-skeyes-suite-la-pandemie-due-au-covid-19 (accessed 18 July 2020). Federale Overheidsdienst Financien. https://financien.belgium.be/nl/Actueel/update-covid-19-verlenging-van-de-termijn-van-vrijstelling-van-rechten-en-btw-bij-invoer-op (accessed 30 July 2020). https://financien.belgium.be/nl/Actueel/vrijgestelde-reserve-ter-versterking-van-de-solvabiliteit-en-het-eigen-vermogen-ten-gevolge (accessed 2 July 2020). Service Public Federal Finances. https://finances.belgium.be/fr/douanes_accises/entreprises/corona-informations-et-mesures/mesures-de-soutien-relatives-aux-d%c3%a9lais (accessed 26 June 2020), https://finances.belgium.be/fr/Actualites/diminution-temporaire-taux-tva-secteur-horeca (accessed 14 June 2020). EU Reporter. https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2020/10/12/commission-approves-e15-8-million-belgian-scheme-to-support-hotels-and-aparthotels-in-brussels-in-context-of-coronavirus-outbreak/ (accessed 15 October 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 11 November 2020)||
(i) On the other hand, non-health initiatives total EUR9 billion, with EUR5.3 billion for federal and EUR3.7 billion for regional; (ii) April 3, exemptions from VAT and import duties for goods needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 were granted. As of July 23, this measure has been extended until October 31, 2020; (iii) In addition, reduced the VAT rate applicable to some restaurant and catering services to 6% until the end of 2020 while also exempting social contributions for Q32020 for these sectors. As of November 6, this measure has been extended to allow more sectors to avail of the exemption from scoial contributions [update]; (iv) June 9, Support measures relating to payment periods have been approved, and extension of the payment periods for VAT and Excessive Duties extend to December 31; (v) June 26, Temporary exemption from corporate tax based on losses incurred during the next tax period; (vi) July 10, EUR45 million in grants to skeyes (Belgian air navigation service) to ensure the operational and financial sustainability of the public enterprise in 2020; (vii) July 10, An advanced payment of EUR15 million was made to skeyes (Belgian air navigation service) for terminal fees for the latter half of the year; (viii) No amount/estimate: July 17, Additional crisis allowance for certain self-employed persons and assisting spouses recognized as incapacitated for work due to the containment measures; (ix) July 24, Considered coronavirus parental leaves in computing for the pension of the civil service; (x) September 29, The European Commission has approved Belgium's plan to grant EUR2.2 million in support to the airports of Ostend, Antwerp and Kortrijk. The funding from the Government will be used as direct grants and cost/fee deferrals; (xi) October 12, The European Commission has approved another EUR15.8 million Belgian scheme to support hotels and aparthotels in Brussels in context of coronavirus outbreak in the form of direct grants; (xii) November 6, Additional support to households and firms affected by the re-imposition of restrictions, mostly in the form of a temporary extension or expansion of previous measures. Authorities have also extended the premiums, reimbursements, bonuses and subsidies for those who are unemployed and/or considered "most vulnerable" [update]; (xiii) November 6, Extension of tax exemption of subsidies granted by towns, municipalities and federal entities [update]; (xiv) November 6, Flexible access to unemployment for artists. Artists who can provide proof of at least 10 artistic performances or 20 working days during the period from March 13, 2019 to March 13, 2020, are granted access to unemployment for artists. [update]
|Canada||05||05 - Health and income support||CAD||321,301,500,000||230,282,386,669|
|Canada||05A||05A - Health support||CAD||25,174,000,000||18,042,644,687||Department of Finance Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/05/government-provides-tariff-relief-to-importers-of-certain-medical-goods.html (accessed 10 June 2020).||
(i) Immediate public health response--CAD50 million; COVID-19 response fund--CAD1.025 billion; Personal protective equipment and supplies-CAD2 billion; Safe Restart Agreement--CAD19.351 billion; Personal protective equipment for essential workers--CAD511 million; Support for Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada--CAD88 million; Reducing import costs for critical medical goods--CAD 281 million; Health and Social Support for Northern Communities--CAD115 million; Medical research and vaccine development--CAD1.127 billion; Consular assistance--CAD100 million; Virtual care and mental health tools--CAD241 million; Enhancing public health in Indigenous communities--CAD285 million [update]
|Canada||05B||05B - Income support||CAD||296,127,500,000||212,239,741,982||Department of Finance Canada.. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html?topic=ex-col-faq (accessed 10 June 2020). Department of Finance https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/07/supporting-canadian-workers-and-businesses-with-a-redesigned-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html (accessed 20 July 2020). Department of Finance https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/07/government-legislation-to-support-canadian-workers-businesses-persons-with-disabilities-and-legal-rights-receives-royal-assent.html (accessed 31 July 2020). Department of Finance https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/07/government-announces-new-extension-of-rent-relief-for-small-businesses.html (accessed 1 August 2020). Canadian Government https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/fiscal-summary.html (accessed 27 September 2020).||
Items i through vii are from the Canadian Government's "Fiscal Summary" posted online, August 11: (i) Support for individuals: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) - CAD80.473 billion; Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)-CAD83.6 billion; 10% temporary wage subsidy--CAD2.08 billion; Temporary enhanced GST Credit - CAD5.515 billion; Temporary Enhanced Canada Child Benefit - CAD1.997 billion; Canada Student Loan Payments - CAD190 million; Waiving employment insurance waiting period for people in imposed quarantine--CAD5 million; Advertising campaign for government COVID-19 response plan--CAD10 million; COVID-19 communications and marketing--CAD50 million (ii) Support for student and recent graduates: Youth employment and skills development programs--CAD 1.008 billion; Canada Emergency Student Benefit--CAD5.250 billion; Canada Student Service Grant--CAD900 million; (iii) One-time payment to OAS and GIS recipients--CAD2.509 billion; New Horizons for Seniors Program expansion--CAD20 million; Lower RRIF minimum withdrawal--CAD495 million; United Way contribution--CAD9 million; (iv) Support for Vulnerable Groups: Indigenous Community Support Fund--CAD380 million; Support for the On Reserve Income Assistance Program--CAD270 million; Support for people experiencing homelessness (through Reaching Home) - CAD157.5 million; Support for women’s shelters and sexual assault centres including on reserve - CAD50 million; Protecting and supporting Indigenous women and girls fleeing violence--CAD29 million; Kids Help Phone--CAD8 million; Support for food banks and local food organizations--CAD100 million; Support for charities and non-profits serving vulnerable people--CAD100 million; Support for persons with disabilities--CAD865 million; Support for Red Cross--CAD100 million (v) Support for Business and Sector Specific Groups: CAnada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) 25% incentive--CAD13.75 billion; Support for Indiginous economies and Indigenous tourism--CAD133 million; Support for Indigenous businesses and Aboriginal financial institutions--CAD307 million; Financial relief for Fist Nations through the First Nations Finance Authority--CAD17 million; Enhancements to the Work-Sharing Program--CAD12 million; Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CAD2,974 million less Provincial contributions of CAD569 million = CAD2,405 million); Woment Entrepreneurship Strategy--CAD15 million; Parks Canada Rent Relief & Revenue Replacement--CAD74 million; Granville Island Emergency Relief Fund--CAD17 million; Wage subsidy for staff of the non-public funds, Canadian forces--CAD6 million; Support for Federal Bridge Corporation--CAD3 million; (vi) Support for sectors: Air transportatoin--CAD331 million; Food inspection--CAD20 million; Firms that hire temporary foreign workers--54 million; Emergency Support Fund for cultural, heritage, and sport organization to address financial needs of affected organizations so they can continue to support artists and athletes--CAD500 million; Broadcasting industry--CAD35 million; Canada's national museums--CAD26 million; National Arts Centre--18 million; Emissions reduction fund for oil and gas sector--CAD750 million; Cleaning up former oil and gas wells--CAD1.72 billion; Safety measures in forest operations--CAD 30 million; Farmers, food businesses, and food supply--CAD453 million; Fish and seafood processors--CAD63 million; Fish harvesters--CAD469 million; Academic research community--450 million; (vii) Tax support: Income tax payment deferral until after August--CAD55 billion; Sales tax remittance and customs duty payments deferral--CAD30 billion; Supporting safe jobs and safe operations of junior mining companies--CAD50 million; (viii) No amount/estimate: Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) provides a taxable benefit of CAD2,000 every 4 weeks for up to 16 weeks to eligible workers who have lost their income due to COVID-19; (ix) No amount/estimate: Increased payments of 50% to 75% to AgriStability to support farmers that face significant revenue declines; (x) No amount/estimate: Flexibility for individual and corporate taxpayers (tax payment deferral until September); (xi) No amount/estimate; July 20, the Finance Ministry announced proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) that would extend it to December 19, 2020, make the subsidy eligible to a broader range of employers by including those with a revenue decline of less than 30 percent, introduce a top-up subsidy up to an additional 25 percent for employers most adversely affected; (xii) No amount/estimate: July 27, the Department of Finance announced that Bill C-20, An Act Respecting Further COVID-19 Measures, ensures the CEWS continues through December 19, 2020, is now accessible to a broader range of employers, introduces a top-up subsidy of up to an additional 25 percent employers most adversely affected by COVID-19; the Bill also provides a one-time non-taxable payment of up to CAD600 to approximately 1.7 million to eligible disabled individual; (xiii) No amount/estimate: July 31, the Department of Finance announced an extension of rent relief for small businesses by one month through the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance; (xiv) No amount/estimate: Starting October 5, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit will provide CAD500 per week for up to 2 weeks for those that miss work from having COVID-19; (xv) No amount/estimate: Starting October 5, the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit will provide CAD500 per week for up to 26 weeks for caregivers; (xvi) No amount/estimate: Starting October 12, the Canada Recovery Benefit provides CAD500 per week for up to 26 weeks for those unemployed but not eligible for employment insurance;
|Denmark||05||05 - Health and income support||DKK||271,005,800,000||40,122,097,249|
|Denmark||05A||05A - Health support||DKK||2,368,800,000||350,698,118||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 30 April 2020). IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 10 June 2020). Denmark government. https://sim.dk/nyheder/nyhedsarkiv/2020/jul/kommunerne-faar-8-9-mia-kr-ekstra-udbetalt-efter-covid-19/ (accessed 2 July 2020). The Local Denmark. https://www.thelocal.dk/20201111/denmark-announces-funds-for-clinical-trials-of-covid-19-vaccine (accessed 12 November 2020)||
(i) March 30, DKK150 million in subsidies provided to health research specifically related to COVID-19; (ii) Recently an additional DKK 0.8 billion has been allocated to hire more social and health workers nationwide; (iii) July 1, DKK1.4 billion disbursed to municipalities for protective equipment and extra cleaning; (iv) November 11, DKK18.8 million allocated for the testing of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers. [update]
|Denmark||05B||05B - Income support||DKK||268,637,000,000||39,771,399,132||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 30 April 2020). https://bm.dk/nyheder-presse/pressemeddelelser/2020/06/alle-foraeldre-faar-ret-til-et-halvt-aars-sorgorlov/ (accessed 18 June 2020). https://bm.dk/nyheder-presse/nyheder/2020/06/oversigt-disse-personer-er-berettigeret-til-engangstilskud-paa-1000-kr/ (accessed 18 June 2020). Denmark government. https://sim.dk/nyheder/nyhedsarkiv/2020/jul/kommunerne-faar-8-9-mia-kr-ekstra-udbetalt-efter-covid-19/ (accessed 13 August 2020). European Commission. https://www.eureporter.co/frontpage/2020/08/04/commission-approves-cohesion-policy-funds-redirection-to-mitigate-the-impact-of-coronavirus-in-denmark-and-near-the-hungarian-slovakian-border (accessed 6 July 2020)||
(i) March 10, DKK32.5 billion liquidity effect of deferral of monthly VAT payments for large firms; (ii) March 12, No amount/estimate: Short-time Work Scheme made more flexible; (iii) DKK10 million for upskilling of dismissed employees; (iv) DKK1.7 billion sickness benefit reimbursement available from 27 February to 1 January 2021; (v) March 26, DKK1.1 billion liquidity effect of deferral of property taxes; (vi) DKK2.5 billion frontloading of investments in e.g. energy renovation and similar initiatives in municipalities; (vii) March 26, DKK6.5 billion frontloading of payment by local governments to firms; (viii) March, DKK74 billion liquidity effect of deferral of income tax payment and labor market contributions; (ix) April 1, DKK300 million compensation scheme to event organizer companies extended; (x) April 7, DKK1.2 billion for a range of minor support schemes established to support agents and businesses with cultural activities, sports and private education. This amount has been increased to DKK1.9 billion [update]; (xi) April 18, DKK6 billion for the Job Retention Scheme available from 9 March to 8 July 2020. Take-up rate around 5% of the labour force (150,000 employees) on 19 April; (xii) April 18, DKK277 million for increased access to unemployment and sickness benefits. As of June 5, the wage compensation has been extended to August 29; (xiii) April 18, DKK65.3 billion compensation scheme for companies’ fixed costs available for the period 9 March to 8 July; (xiv) April 18, DKK14.3 billion compensation scheme for self-employed; (xv) April 18, DKK350 million for Innovation and Sustainable Growth in Business Scheme to support new projects. As of August 5, the European Commission has approved the extension of this program to help affected companies restructure and consolidate themselves. The modification will also improve cooperation between large companies and SMEs in green transition; (xvi) April, DKK35.4 billion VAT payments already made for second half and last quarter of 2019 are made available as interest free loans; (xvii) April, DKK5 billion liquidity impact of deferral of provisional taxes for self-employed; (xviii) May 14, No amount/estimate: Increased holiday and time-off benefits for students, apprentices, and trainees; (xix) May 20, Established a pool of DKK20 million to sponsor collegiate, cultural, and sporting activities for vulnerable and elderly citizens during the coronavirus crisis. The pool is managed by the Ministry of Culture's Palace and Culture Board; (xx) May 26, No amount/estimate: Relaxed requirements to receive pension and unemployment benefits; (xxi) May 26, No amount/estimate: Frozen holiday funds must be paid out by employers by September 1, 2020; (xxii) May 28, DKK18 billion from further VAT deferrals for medium-sized firms; (xxiii) No amount/estimate: June 4, Banned predatory mortgage loan providers, and created rules to facilitate settlement of those loans; (xxiv) No amount/estimate: June 15, Announced a one-time grant of DKK1,000 to be paid to beneficiaries who were fully or partially publicly supported by a public income transfer in the month of April; (xxv) No amount/estimate: June 15, Gives six months' grief leave to all parents who lose a child under the age of 18; (xxvi) No amount/estimate: Extended deadlines for Danish municipalities and regions to prepay deliveries worth DKK1 million (minus value added taxes) or less; (xxvii) DKK700 million summer fiscal package for the tourism, transportation, athletics, and culture sectors; (xxviii) No amount/estimate: Extend the suspension of the 225-hour rule for cash beneficiaries until September 8, 2020; (xxix) DKK730 million for increased unemployment benefits - unemployed people over 30 years will be entitled to take a vocational education of 110% unemployment benefit; (xxx) July 1, DKK7.5 billion disbursed to municipalities for transfer costs, employment grants, and other non-health expenditures. The other 1.4 billion of the 8.9 billion total package can be found in (iii) of Measure 5A; (xxxi) July 13, The European Commission has approved two Danish schemes to support self-employed workers and freelancers affected by the coronavirus outbreak: (a) DKK500 million for self-employed workers active in all sectors of the economy except the financial sector; (b) DKK200 million for self-employed workers and freelancers whose yearly income is strongly dependent on delivering goods or services linked to large events, which were initially planned for the summer of this year but had to be cancelled or postponed due to the emergency measures put in place by the Danish government to limit the spread of the coronavirus; (xxxii) July 14, DKK1.1 billion to compensate fixed costs of companies whose activities are still subject to the restrictive measures implemented by the Danish Government to limit the spread of the coronavirus. As of August 7, this measure has been extended to August 29 for companies which are still not allowed to open under the current rules; (xxxiii) September 10, DKK250 million economic recovery package that will be used to strengthen the companies in the Nordic countries' opportunities in the green transition, remove burdens for companies, and get particularly hard-hit businesses such as. tourism back on track.
|European Central Bank||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05A||05A - Health support||EUR|
|European Central Bank||05B||05B - Income support||EUR|
|European Union||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||10,203,500,000||11,287,057,522|
|European Union||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||5,084,500,000||5,624,446,903||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1416 (accessed 1 August 2020); EC. https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2020/09/11/addressing-covid-19-council-approves-6-2-billion-budget-increase-for-2020/ (accessed 12 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1671 (accessed 21 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1680 (accessed 21 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1829 (accessed 10 October 2020); EIB. https://www.eib.org/en/press/all/2020-271-covid-19-eib-provides-eur50-million-to-navarre-to-strengthen-its-health-response-to-covid-19 (accessed 15 October 2020).||
(i) EUR800 million of the EU Solidarity Fund will be available by including a public health crisis within its scope, with a view of mobilizing it if needed for the hardest-hit EU member states; (ii) 19 March, the Commission decided to create a European civil protection stockpile of medical equipment (initial budget of EUR50 million, proposed to increase to EUR80 million) with a 90% Commission grant; (iii) 2 April, the Commission presented legislative proposals for an Emergency Support Instrument for the healthcare sector, (EUR3 billion) from the EU budget. September 11, the EC agreed to add EUR6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the vaccine strategy. The revised budget increases payments for the Emergency Support Instrument (ESI) by EUR1.09 billion to ensure the development and deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine. The European Commission will use this money as a down-payment for pre-ordering vaccine doses. September 18, EU allocates EUR150 million for the transport of essential medical items through the ESI and entered into a contract with Sanofi-GSK to purchase up to 300 million doses of the Sanofi-GSK vaccine. ; (iv) EUR63 million, European Commission secures EU access to Remdesivir (first European treatment authorised for COVID-19); (v) No amount/estimate: October 8, the EC approved a third contract with a pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Once the vaccine has proven to be safe and effective against COVID-19, the contract allows EU Member States to purchase vaccines for 200 million people. They will also have the possibility to purchase vaccines for an additional 200 million people ; (vi) October 13, EIB is providing EUR50 million to the Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain to strengthen its capacity to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. The EU bank financing will enable the Spanish region to adapt its healthcare infrastructure to meet the additional costs generated by the pandemic .
|European Union||05B||05B - Income support||EUR||5,119,000,000||5,662,610,619||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/#country-tracker (accessed 15 April 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/news/2020/01/14-01-2020-financing-the-green-transition-the-european-green-deal-investment-plan-and-just-transition-mechanism (accessed 19 April 2020); IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 21 May 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1007 (accessed 12 June 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_997 (accessed 12 June 2020). EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1221 (accessed 9 July 2020); ESF. https://esf.ie/en/covid-19/react-eu/ (accessed 5 September 2020); EC. https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_1496 (accessed 5 September 2020); UK Government. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/emergency-support-instrument-update (accessed 24 September 2020).||
(i) Mobilised European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to support dismissed workers and those self-employed (up to EUR179 million available in 2020); (ii) No amount/estimate: March 19, EU Comission intends to allow State aid for struggling businesses and enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules. On May 8, the European Commission adopted a second amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework to recapitalization and subordinated debt measures to further support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The amended Temporary Framework will be in place until the end of December 2020, except for recapitalization measures which has an extended period by the end of June 2021. The Commission will assess before these dates if they need to be extended. June 19, third amendment to the State aid extends Temporary Framework to enable Member States to provide public support under the Temporary Framework to all micro and small companies, even if they were already in financial difficulty on 31 December 2019; (iii) June 8, European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot fund issued grants of EUR140 million to innovative companies; (iv) June, EUR4.8 billion (in grants from the amended 2020 annual EU budget) for REACT-EU that will provide additional funding for the most important sectors that will be crucial to lay the basis for a sound recovery. This will involve investment to support job maintenance, including through short-time work schemes and support for the self-employed. The funds can also be used to support job creation and youth employment measures, to health care systems and the provision of working capital and investment support for small and medium-sized enterprises. Such support will be available across economic sectors, including for the much-affected tourism and culture sectors. The additional support will also serve to invest in the European Green Deal and digital transition, as an enhancement to the significant investment in those areas that is already taking place through EU cohesion policy.
|Finland||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||27,930,900,000||30,897,013,274|
|Finland||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||1,005,000,000||1,111,725,664||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 21 April 2020).||
March 20, (i) EUR1 billion for healthcare and testing, protection and medical equipment, public safety and border controls, and research on the coronavirus epidemic, in particular to develop methods for rapid diagnostics and vaccines and a knowledge base for timely decision-making on coronavirus measures, (especially on the exit strategy; (ii) EUR5 million contribution to international non-profit companies working on the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
|Finland||05B||05B - Income support||EUR||26,925,900,000||29,785,287,611||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19#F (accessed 9 May 2020); MEE. https://tem.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_publisher/ensimmaiset-valtionavustukset-kunnille-yksinyrittajien-tukemiseksi (accessed 3 May 2020); https://vm.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/10616/hallitus-paatti-vuoden-2020-neljannesta-lisatalousarvioesityksesta (accessed 9 June 2020); Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. https://stm.fi/en/article/-/asset_publisher/tyottomyysetuuden-suojaosaa-korotetaan-ja-liikkuvuusavustuksen-ehtoja-muutetaan-valiaikaisesti (accessed 19 June 2020); Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. https://tem.fi/en/-/hallitus-esittaa-jatkoa-toimille-joilla-on-tuotu-turvaa-ja-joustoa-tyomarkkinoille-korona-aikana (accessed 25 June 2020); Finnish Government. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/government-supports-the-recovery-and-development-of-tourism-with-additional-funding-of-eur-4.5-million (accessed 5 July 2020); Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/-/valtioneuvosto-antoi-asetuksen-meriliikenteen-tukemisesta (accessed 14 July 2020). Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. https://tem.fi/-/lisamaararahaa-jaettiin-elyille?languageId=en_US (accessed 3 September 2020); Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/10616/government-reaches-agreement-on-fifth-supplementary-budget-proposal-for-2020 (accessed 19 September 2020). Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/temporary-amendments-to-business-development-aid (accessed 17 October 2020). Valtioneuvosto Statsradet. https://valtioneuvosto.fi/en/-/1410877/regions-to-receive-over-eur-100-million-for-coronavirus-recovery-efforts (accessed 24 October 2020).||
March 20, (i) EUR1.05 billion (increased from EUR900 million) in lower pension contributions through the remainder of 2020; (ii) EUR650 million for grants to SMEs and self-employed; and (iii) EUR3 billion for expanded parental allowance, social assistance and unemployment insurance; (iv) EUR4.5 billion in tax and pension payment deferrals; (v) EUR12 billion in increase in fiscal deficit from automatic stabilizers (4-5.0) percentage points of GDP; (vi) April 20, EUR250 million grants for sole proprietors for the cost of running business; (vii) EUR40 million to support restaurants in employing workers and EUR83 million compensation for the imposed restrictions on activities; (viii) EUR5.1 billion (which is part of the fourth supplementary budget of 6 June amounting to EUR 5.5 billion) focusing on aid to municipalities and measures supporting quick economic recovery. This stimulus package is aimed at boosting demand, improving Finland’s long-term growth prospects, combating climate change, promoting biodiversity, and reinforcing the entire country’s capabilities, resilience, self-sufficiency, and skills and competences. The package also includes measures supporting local government that are intended to secure basic services and alleviate the challenges for local government finances resulting from the virus crisis. The supplementary budget proposal also includes a set of measures to support the wellbeing of children and young people; (ix) No amount/estimate: June 11, The exempt amount of the unemployment benefit will be temporarily raised. Eligibility for commuting and relocation allowance for full-time work will be temporarily amended by decreasing the distance required for daily commuting. The aim is to improve the financial security of unemployed persons when they take part-time work or other short-term work in a situation where full-time work is not yet available. Another aim is to help people find full-time work or seasonal work critical for agriculture ; (x) No amount/estimate: June 5, The Government proposes to continue the measures that have secured the livelihoods of jobseekers and entrepreneurs and helped businesses to overcome the worst of the crisis. The measures concern lay-offs and co-operation procedures; the right of laid-off employees and entrepreneurs to unemployment benefit; and start-up funding; (xi) July 1, EUR4.5 million fund to develop tourism in regions (EUR4 million) and domestic campaign to promote domestic tourism (EUR0.5 million) ; (xii) EUR28.4 million compensation for maritime transport; (xiii) August 27, the Government decided in its fourth supplementary budget for 2020 on the regional allocation of employment appropriations for the management of the coronavirus crisis. A total of EUR60 million was allocated to the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Ely Centres). The appropriations will be mainly used for employment services and training for young people as well as for the development of competencies through training and coaching in cooperation with businesses; (xiii) September 3, The government published a fifth supplementary budget proposal for 2020 which included EUR60 million basic income support for persons who have received basic social assistance during the period of restrictions, if they continue to continue to receive basic social assistance during the payment period in autumn 2020 ; (xiv) No amount/estimate: October 15, the Government has enabled the granting of business development aid in the form of so-called temporary state aid for a maximum of EUR 800,000 per company; (xv) October 22, Regions to receive over EUR100 million for coronavirus recovery efforts in projects related to: development of the operating environment, business development, RDI activities, preservation and creation of jobs, prevention of youth unemployment and labour market mismatch, and development of skills .
|France||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||241,234,500,000||266,852,323,009|
|France||05A||05A - Health support||EUR||14,360,000,000||15,884,955,752||OECD. http://www.oecd.org/coronavirus/en/ (accessed 15 April 2020); Economie. https://www.economie.gouv.fr/plan-de-relance# (accessed 12 September 2020).||
(i) EUR260 million (from the unspent reserves in the 2019 budget) and EUR3.5 billion from the (2020 budget allocation) for the healthcare system; (ii) EUR4.5 billion of additional funds for the purchase of equipment and other health expenses; (iii) creation of an additional emergency fund of EUR50 million for research on COVID-19; (iv) September 3, EUR6 billion for public expenditure for health security and EUR50 million for health security projects under the Cohesion component of the EUR100 billion recovery plan .
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(i) EUR8.5 billion for short-time work scheme; (ii) June 10, EUR8 billion (increased from EUR7 billion) for the solidarity fund to support income for the self-employed and smallest firms. September 25, The government implemented a change in access to Component 1 of the Solidarity For business employing fewer than 20 persons which have revenues less than EUR2 million, the fund will cover losses of revenue at rates according to the following conditions: businesses closed by government order will be compensated for a loss of revenue up to EUR10,000 per month; businesses in S1 and S1 bis sectors which can justify a loss of revenue of more than 80% can receive 60% of revenue lost up to 10,000 Euro; businesses in S1 and S1 bis which cannot justify such losses of revenue, or those benefiting from tourism, UNHCR, culture, events, and sports sectors can still receive the normal EUR1,500 per month as long as they can justify revenue losses of 50% or more (list of bis sectors: https://bit.ly/2SmpYzj). October 30, additional EUR6 billion for the Solidarity Fund, which allows 1.6 million SMEs and freelancers to ask for state aid of up to EUR10,000 [update] ; (iii) EUR48.5 billion in postponement of social and fiscal deadlines and the early reimbursements of tax credits (2.0% of 2019 GDP); (iv) No amount/estimate: tax exemptions for bonuses in "essential" sectors; (v) March 25, EUR1.75 billion in tax breaks and grants to startups; (vi) April 20, EUR390 million road transport fund (liquidity for road transport sector); (vii) EUR0.5 billion for postponement of part of the unemployment insurance reform; (viii) No amount/estimate: to maintain skills within companies and their renewal, the Government announced the creation of an aid for the recruitment of apprentices, from 5,000 euros to 8,000 euros per contract preparing for a diploma up to the professional license; (ix) June 6, government announced a strengthened support system for the sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis including: EUR31 billion for emergency measures in favor of employees and companies; EUR2.632 billion support to aeronautics sector including for R&D (EUR1.5 billion), to aeronautics SMEs (EUR300 million) and government purchase of of military planes, helicopters and drones (EUR832 million); EUR1 billion to support the structuring investments of communities relating to health, ecological transition, in particular the thermal renovation of public buildings, and the renovation of heritage; EUR1.3 billion to support the cultural sector; EUR230 million to support the book industry; EUR2.2 billion exemption from social security contributions in the tourism industry ; EUR295 million grants to startups: FrenchTechBridge (EUR80 million), i-Nov (EUR20 million), ChallengesIA (EUR15 million), SATT (EUR65 million), French Tech Accélération (EUR100 million) & call for projects (EUR15 million) ; EUR1 million of public expense to promote start-ups employment; (viii) July 23, EUR490 million for greening of industry and to support industrial relocations ; (x) July 23, Support measures for young people and strengthening of measures for the most vulnerable: EUR1.14 billion will be allocated to the financing of bonuses for the hiring of apprenticeship contracts (EUR400 million) or professionalization contracts (EUR744 million); EUR50 million will be mobilized in particular to finance the 1 euro meal for scholarship students; EUR283 million are committed to implement the "learning holidays" program which will accommodate students during the summer holidays in schools, leisure centers, camps and cultural outings; EUR86.5 million are planned for the political districts of the city; additional EUR200 million euros are notably devoted to emergency accommodation and the purchase of basic necessities; EUR7 million dedicated to the fight against violence against women, including EUR4 million additional to support associations, psychological support, support for accommodation and care for perpetrators of violence ; (xi) July 23, EUR4.5 billion support for local authorities including nearly EUR2.7 billion in advances will be deployed for communities experiencing loss of revenue from property transfer tax and EUR750 million to compensate for the loss of fiscal and state revenue municipalities and public inter-municipal cooperation establishments in difficulty ; (xii) July 23, EUR3.9 billion in measures to cancel charges, in particular intended for companies in the tourism, hotel, cultural and events sectors; (xiii) No amount/estimate: August 17, Ministry of Economy ad Finance allowed SMEs to spread, over a period of up to 3 years, the payment of their taxes due during the period of health crisis; (xiv) August 12, A call for projects of EUR100 million to support specific industries: health, agrofood, electronics, essential inputs (chemicals, metals, raw materials ).The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the industrial and technological dependence of the French economy, and the fragility of certain global value chains. The strengthening of all or part of critical value chains by supporting the establishment or re-establishment in France of some of their links appears necessary. The objective: to reduce our degree of dependence on non-European suppliers, while developing the sectors of the future guaranteeing the creation of value in France and in Europe; (xv) September 3, In order to quickly and sustainably recover the French economy, an exceptional recovery plan of EUR100 billion (EUR93.95 billion under this category) has been deployed by the government around 3 main components: ecology - the strategic objective of this plan - to support the transition to a greener and more sustainable economy, competitiveness to give companies the most favorable conditions to develop their activities and thus preserve the employment of employees, and cohesion to guarantee solidarity between generations, between territories, and between all French (for the details: https://www.economie.gouv.fr/plan-de-relance#); (xvi) No amount/estimate: September 25, exemption from social security contributions during the period of legal restrictions to operations of very small enterprises (VSEs) and SMEs with a loss of revenue of at least 50%. A request for exemption can be requested for those companies which experienced a loss of revenue of less than 50%. October 30, extended and strengthened the social security contribution exemption system estimated at about EUR1 billion [update] ; (xvii) No amount/estimate: November 5, France implements a mechanism to cover the shipping costs of books from independent bookstores affected by lockdown [update] ; (xviii) October 30, EUR7 billion for the partial-unemployment scheme - which allows companies to reduce employees' salaries and hours, with the government making up part of the difference [update] ; (xix) October 30, EUR1 billion for a tax credit to encourage lessors to cancel part of their rents [update]; (xx) November 11, EUR120 million to support the digitalization of retailers and municipalities [update].
|Georgia||05||05 - Health and income support||GEL||3,636,500,000||1,195,929,036|
|Georgia||05A||05A - Health support||GEL||828,500,000||272,467,264||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 June 2020).||
(i) May 7, Additional funds of about GEL350 million will be directed to health spending including lab testing and quarantine expenditures as well as increased costs associated with hospitalization, medical treatment, and medical supplies. (ii) GEL478.5 million for healthcare infastructure and other virus spread prevention costs.
|Georgia||05B||05B - Income support||GEL||2,808,000,000||923,461,772||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 20 July 2020). Agenda.ge https://agenda.ge/en/news/2020/2716 (accessed 4 September 2020)||
No amount/estimate: (i) April 24, The ‘Anti-Crisis Economic Action Plan’ listed the government’s initiatives to support the population and businesses along with the measures already implemented or announced by the government, such as the payment for gas, electricity and utilities for the for users consuming up to 200 kW of electricity and/or up to 200 m3 natural gas monthly; (ii) The government introduced the State Program for Maintaining Prices of Primary Consumption Food Products. The program envisages subsidies for certain imported products to keep their local price stable (rice, pasta, buckwheat, sunflower oil, sugar, milk powder, beans, wheat, and wheat powder) for the period from 15 March to 15 May 2020; (iii) Bank loan service holidays for individuals; income and property tax holidays for hotels (until Nov 1, 2020); (iv) Within the frame of the new program “Co-financing Mechanism for Supporting Family-owned, Small and Medium-size Hotel Industries”, Enterprise Georgia (the agency of the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development of Georgia) will co-finance up to 80% of the annual interest rate on loans issued to family-owned, small and medium-sized hotels. As of September 4, this measure has been extended for another 6 months; (v) The custom clearance term for vehicles imported before 1 April 2020 was extended to 1 September 2020 for car importers; (vi) No amount/estimate: VAT refunds will become automatic and will accelerate; (vii) GEL2.589 billion in transfer payments to individuals, corporate subsidies, and tax relief; (viii) No amount/estimate: Starting from January 2021, the rule of indexation of pensions will be introduced. According to this rule, the pensions will increase by at least the rate of inflation, plus a premium depending on the pensioner's age; (ix) GEL160 million in one-time assistance to all children below 18; (x) GEL35 million to help students from vulnerable families to cover one semester of their university tuition; (xi) GEL24 million total benefits for the self-employed, who lost their job during the pandemic and applied for government assistance, but were refused, as they failed to provide required documents [update]; (xii) No amount/estimate: The government will cover utility costs from November to February for vulnerable sectors.
|Germany||05||05 - Health and income support||EUR||822,741,500,000||910,112,278,761|
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(i) March 23, EUR3.5 billion for emergency measures, such as procuring protective suits and masks, funding for development of a vaccine and treatment, support services provided by the Federal Armed Forces, assistance for German and European Union citizens abroad, and public outreach to keep the population informed; (ii) EUR55 billion funds made available for further pandemic control projects; (iii) EUR2.8 billion will be provided by the Federal government as additional funding for hospitals to balance losses due to rescheduled surgeries and to increase intensive care unit (ICU) capacity; (iv) No amount/estimate: May 14, Relatives who look after people in need of care at home during the COVID-19 crisis and who are employed at the same time will receive better support. Employees have the opportunity to claim the care support allowance for a total of up to 20 working days until September 30, 2020. September 2, The assistance for family carers is extended until 31 December 2020; (v) June 3, The government has decided on a new stimulus package which includes EUR9.5 billion to strengthen health care, by investing in local health offices, more modern hospitals, sufficient medicines, and protective equipment. September 18, EUR3 billion is allocated for an investment program for digitization and strengthening regional care structures as provided for in the Hospital Future Act; (vi) July 20, A total of EUR45 million is allocated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to strengthen research into effective strategies and therapies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19; (vii) July 29, EUR750 million for the special vaccine development program. October 9, Three pharmaceutical companies- CureVac, BioNTech and IDT Biologika-are being funded; (viii) No amount/estimate: August 27, To relieve families in the COVID-19 pandemic, children's sickness benefit is to be paid for five additional days per parent in 2020, and for single parents for ten additional days; (ix) September 4, Bonus of up to EUR1000 for nurses in hospitals who were stressed by caring for COVID-19 patients. For this purpose, EUR100 million is made available; (x) September 11, The Federal Ministry of Research is investing EUR20 million in the research and development of innovative medical technology; (xi) No amount/estimate: September 18, Nursing staff in hospitals and clinics who were particularly burdened by the care of COVID-19 patients are to receive a bonus of up to EUR1,000; (xii) September 23, New funding program for ventilation and air conditioning systems in public buildings and places of assembly systems (EUR500 million); (xiii) October 30, EUR3 billion for increased testing for COVID-19.
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(i) March 23, EUR50 billion in direct grants to distressed one-person businesses and micro-enterprises; (ii) EUR7.7 billion to expand access to welfare payments such as child allowance and income support, removing means-testing rules, and including self-employed workers; (iii) EUR500 billion (Bruegel estimate) tax deferrals for businesses, that is, EUR70 billion for direct corporate income tax plus EUR430 billion if we include indirect taxes and social contributions (assuming 75% tax deferral and 5% of gross domestic product [GDP] loss in 2020); (iv) EUR10 billion for keeping people employed, by expanding the reduced hours compensation benefit scheme (‘Kurzarbeitergeld’). August 26, The subscription period was extended up to 24 months, at an additional cost of EUR10 billion (i.e. until December 31, 2021 at the latest); (v) Subsidies to loans (included in the EUR357 billion mentioned in Measure 1) made available through KfW; (vi) No amount/estimate: April 22, The government decided to increase the replacement rate of lost net earnings to 70% for childless workers and to 77% for workers with children from the fourth month of short-time work onwards if they have reduced their working time by at least 50%. In the seventh month, payments are increased further to 80% and 87% respectively; (vii) April, The labor agency will cover 100% of social-security contributions for lost hours of short-time workers; (viii) No amount/estimate: Starting on July 1, the reduced VAT rate of 7% will be applicable to restaurants for 12 months; (ix) No amount/estimate: May 6, (a) Sales tax rate for restaurant and catering services rendered between 30 June 2020 and 1 July 2021 will be reduced from 19% to 7%, except for beverage sales; (b) Employer grants for short-time work benefits and seasonal short-time work benefits for wage payment between 29 February 2020 and 1 January 2021 will be up to 80% of the difference between the target salary and the actual salary; (x) May 14, Under the Social Protection Package, The increase in short-time work benefits leads to additional expenditure in the budget of the Federal Employment Agency of an estimated EUR680 million. The extension of the eligibility period for unemployment benefit leads to additional expenditure in the budget of the Federal Labor Agency estimated around EUR1.95 billion; (xi) June 3, A new stimulus package which includes: (a) Economic and crisis management package, mainly tax cuts and investments (EUR59.7 billion), (b) Bridging aid to businesses hard hit by the Corona restrictions. September 18, The bridging aid is extended and expanded for the months of September to December 2020 (https://bit.ly/3mHeQet) (https://bit.ly/32WUGFr). October 29, The bridging aid is extended and expanded for the months of January to July 2021, (b) Strengthen Länder and municipalities (EUR15.6 billion), (c) Social expenditure (EUR9 billion), (d) Future program (green and technological) (EUR47 billion), (e) Humanitarian aid (EUR3 billion), and (f) Equity for public railways (EUR5 billion); (xii) No amount estimate: (a) Temporary VAT reduction (19% to 16% and 7% to 5%) until December 31; (b) EUR300 one-off for every child, and (c) increase on limits to offset losses against profits from previous years; (xiii) July 3, NEUSTART KULTUR: Aid for cultural institutions for the preservation and strengthening of the nationwide important cultural landscape (EUR1 billion). September 11, Financing a default fund at EUR50 million is provided for films and series productions in order to cushion COVID-19 related disruptions. September 15, EUR15 million is earmarked for sociocultural centers, networks and similar initiatives to help them in getting back into their program work. September 16, EUR25 million is allocated for local and private museums, exhibition halls and publicly accessible memorials to enable them to make the necessary investments to resume operations under the applicable COVID-19 regulations; (xiv) July 3, EUR853 million is allocated for children, young people, and families, with the passage of the Second Supplementary Budget 2020 on July 2. This creates the financial prerequisites for implementing the measures of the economic stimulus package (under item xi, Nonhealth measure); (xv) July 23, EUR43.5 million increase in scholarship for cultural workers; (xvi) July 30, Temporary reduction in the sales tax rate for food to 7%, tax deferral for companies, and waiver of enforcement of overdue tax debt payments (https://bit.ly/2PtMhSd); (xvii) August 7, The European Commission has approved EUR6 billion scheme to compensate companies providing regional and local public passenger transport services in Germany for the damage suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak; (xviii) No amount/estimate: September 2, The federal cabinet approved the draft for the 2020 Annual Tax Act, which provides for tax improvements for investment, reduced working hours and affordable housing; (xix) No amount/estimate: October 28, The Federal Cabinet has decided to continue to support social service providers until 31 March 2021. With a regulation in Social Protection Package I , it obliged the service providers such as the German Pension Insurance, the Federal Employment Agency and the social welfare offices to pay the institutions subsidies of up to 75% of the previously paid contractual benefits; (xx) October 29, Companies with up to 50 employees and the self-employed will receive 75% of their income in support (EUR10 bllion); (xxi) November 6, The federal government has launched quick and unbureaucratic aid of up to EUR10 billion in grants that offer further support for companies, businesses, self-employed, associations, and institutions that are particularly affected by the current Corona restriction (https://bit.ly/2Iyx8iw) [update].