The Wage Supplement – What are the latest benefits?
Who is affected?
Employers and self-employed in the following sectors: Hotels, Restaurants, Certain Retail Outlets, Travel Agencies, Entertainment, Transport Operators, Barbers, Beauticians, Hairdressers
- The improved package will mean that the government will finance a five-day work week capped at EUR 800 per month for all workers and self-employed in the mentioned sectors.
- Part-time employees also benefit at a reduced EUR 500 per month.
Enterprises in other adversely affected sectors, including wholesale, manufacturing and warehousing
Entitled to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €160 per month. Part-time employees will be eligible to one day’s salary per week, equivalent to €100 per month.
Gozo-based enterprises in other adversely affected sectors
Entitled to two days’ salary per week equivalent to €320 per month for full-time employees, whilst for part-time employees, the entitlement will be €200 monthly
Self-employed operating their own business pertaining to adversely affected sectors
Entitled to 2 days’ salary per week, equivalent to €320 per month.
Self-employed individuals based in Gozo and operating in adversely affected sectors
Entitled to 2 days’ salary per week equivalent to €320 per month. This will increase to 3 days salary, equivalent to €480, for those self-employed who employ staff, and the employees will be entitled to two days’ salary per week
All applications for the above measures have been issued.