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the Government on Thursday reviewed the plan of additional measures to support citizens and businesses in terms of the spread of coronavirus infection. The Minister of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov feature of the second package of measures considers the transition to direct financial assistance from the state and its irrevocability. The total amount of funds to overcome the effects of a pandemic now exceeds two trillion rubles.

the President ordered in may to start paying small and medium business and private entrepreneurs of industries that are included in the list of the most affected. Payments will be calculated based on the total number of employees as at the beginning of April, based on the amount 12 of 130 rubles per month for each employee, reminded Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “The main thing is that the companies that receive these payments, to commit themselves to preserve the jobs of at least 90 percent of its population on 1 April”, – said the head of government is the main requirement.

the First payment, the business needs to already may 18. Therefore, the Prime Minister instructed the Federal tax service as quickly as possible to work out a procedure for submission of applications. This can be done from may 1 through the personal account of a legal entity on the website on or mail.

the Number of SMEs that will be able to rely on direct financial assistance will increase as the Cabinet of Ministers will expand the list of victims of coronavirus industries – it will include trade of inedible goods. “In total, the programme aims to educate half a million small and medium-sized businesses, which employs more than three million employees,” – said Mishustin.

According to Ministry estimates, these payments within the next two months will cover slightly more than half of payroll companies. “Of course, this does not mean that the employee gets minimum wage. In any case, the Minister said Reshetnikov. – Grants are, in fact, co-financing from the state of the company’s costs for employee benefits, but employee the company will pay, in accordance with the Labour code, as now provided.”

For entrepreneurs already struggling to pay staff, the government has given the opportunity to take interest-free loan for salary. Are already in the program, five banks, and the remaining 25 will go down in the near future. Pending are applications from more than 3.5 billion rubles and the program is designed for 150 billion. 75 per cent of such loans the state will provide guarantees of the state Corporation “VEB.Of the Russian Federation”.

Banks in the programme had actively drum, said head Min��of comaraswamy. “Of course, for the banks it is unprofitable, as the administrative costs of banks have to take,” he said. “That means a loss or not? interrupted Minister Mikhail Mishustin. Is the order of the President, which we have discussed many times, and did absolutely all of the conditions according to which banks should issue. Please make a daily monitoring of the way in which it is performed”. The Minister agreed that now the most important is to monitor the implementation of programs, and promised very hard to monitor the work of banks.

special attention the government devotes to strategic enterprises, which also need to save jobs. On Friday the governmental Commission on sustainable development of the economy intended to consider and approve a list of them, but yesterday the Prime Minister questioned the need for fixing a hard list, because the situation in the economy changes, companies can get in and out. “A lot of questions when you approve a list of why this or that company got there or not was in, he reasoned. And it is very important that we understand what criteria we choose for the company.” According to the head of the Cabinet, the output would be the operation of sectoral ministries.

In the next step the government will prepare to support the economy by sector. The head of state, in particular, has ordered to allocate about 24 billion rubles for the airlines. “And instructed the sectoral authorities to work out sectoral plans with the money, programs, projects of normative acts. This work is also actively”, – said the Minister of economic development. According to him, together with preparing new business proposals on additional support of the economy.