Boris Titov offered to cover the downtime of employees during the lockdown from the budget

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Boris Titov offered to cover the downtime of employees during the lockdown from the budget
Boris Titov offered to cover the downtime of employees during the lockdown from the budget
28 June 2021, 09:22Economy
Boris Titov, Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs' Rights under the President of the Russian Federation, prepared proposals for measures to support small and medium-sized businesses for the report to President Vladimir Putin.

In his report, Titov pointed out that when a lockdown or long weekend is introduced, the state must pay downtime for employees directly, RBC reports.

In addition, the business ombudsman considers it necessary to extend the moratorium on inspections of small and medium-sized businesses until the end of 2022 inclusive, to compensate for the costs of testing for covid, to extend compensation for purchases of personal protective equipment, to freeze the increase in utility rates for small and medium-sized enterprises until the end. year, introduce preferential refinancing and restructuring of loans for those entrepreneurs who lost more than 30% of revenue last year, introduce a moratorium on increasing the cadastral value for 2020-2022. And also to ease restrictions on attracting labor migrants from neighboring countries.

He recalled that the share of small and medium-sized businesses in the country's GDP in 2020 is estimated at 19.8%, while a year earlier it was 20.8%. The indicator of a "pandemic" year is 2.5 times less than the average estimate of the share of the public sector in the Russian economy - 50%.

It's worth reminding that at the beginning of 2021, Titov proposed to introduce a moratorium for a year on the dismantling of kiosks, stalls and other small retail facilities. In his opinion, the market needs time to recover from the crisis caused by the pandemic.

Titov told about extending support measures to entrepreneurs until 2022 last September. In particular, he spoke about tax deferral for SMEs and credit holidays, as well as a moratorium on bankruptcy.

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