“One of the important measures is the extension of payment of unemployment benefits to citizens who had lost their jobs – said Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at the meeting the head of state. – It is necessary to increase the minimum size of the unemployment benefit for all citizens and not only for those who have lost their earnings due to coronavirus”.

the Prime Minister Also believes that individual entrepreneurs, who were forced to cease their activities, received the same allowance as the citizens who lost their jobs during this period.

These measures will complement existing assistance mechanisms. In particular, the issuance of interest-free loans to pay salaries and other Essentials will support 3 million organizations and individual entrepreneurs. “And that’s about 6.3 million people,” – said Mishustin.

Direct financial assistance to small and medium businesses from the industries most affected by the pandemic, according 12130 rubles for each employee already has received over 680 thousand organizations and individual entrepreneurs. They had put a condition – the preservation of the number of employees at least 90 percent from April 1. Thanks to this measure, Prime, their jobs kept 2.8 million people. “In total, the program allocated more than 81 billion and more than 34 billion has been transferred,” – said the head of the Cabinet.

Granted preferences for taxes and insurance premiums. Very important as the Chairman of the government considers the reduction by half of the insurance contributions for SMEs in the amount of wages exceeding the minimum wage, – with 30 to 15 percent. “This mechanism has earned since April, and it will support companies, employing over 15 million people,” – said Mikhail Mishustin. In the second quarter from taxes and insurance premiums will be released over 1.6 million companies, which employ more than 3.2 million employees.

Nearly 3.5 million individual entrepreneurs will get a tax deduction, and more than 330 thousand self-employed people can be paid back in 2019, the tax on professional income.

– In General created such conditions that the organization now able to focus on what’s important – maintaining the activities of their enterprises and the employment of staff, – summed up Mikhail Mishustin.