The Ministry of economic development considering 3339 documents of entrepreneurs to obtain financial assistance

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Since may 4, when he announced the program of assistance for partial unemployment, 6873 entrepreneur applied for financial assistance. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture of Ukraine.

The Ministry said that the 1715 documents confirmed a positive decision. Under consideration there are 3339.

“The programme aims to help small and medium businesses in the cost of workers’ wages, which was reduced working hours, thereby preserving jobs. In General, this program aims to 4.7 billion UAH. If we understand that we need more, we will add through the redistribution of funds”, – said the head of Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture of Ukraine Igor Petrashko.

The economy Ministry reported that for the submission of documents and assistance for partial unemployment employers should contact the employment center at the place of ERU.

Quarantine in Ukraine is valid from 12 March. Due to the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19 banned mass gatherings, closed schools, shopping centres, stores (except grocery and pharmacies), restaurants, cafes and bars, gyms, beauty salons and night clubs, has suspended flights to other countries, ceased to interregional passenger transportation. In Kiev, Kharkov and the Dnieper river, on 17 March closed. Restrictive measures had to be valid until April 24, then twice extended, first until may 11, then to may 22.

According to forecasts of the Ukrainian government, it was expected that Ukraine’s GDP in 2020 will fall by 4.8%, inflation will amount to 6.8% and unemployment of 9.4%. According to the IMF forecast, GDP will fall by 7.7%, consumer price growth will be at 4.5%, and unemployment was 10.1%.