Employment 26. March 2020

Measures to mitigate the negative economic impact in the tourist sector

26. March 2020

Advancement and extension (February to June 2020) of the rebates available for the tourist sector. Royal Decree-Law 7/2020, of 12 March, adopting urgent measures to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 (RDL 7/2020)

Beneficiaries: companies whose corporate activities fall within the framework of the tourist sector, as well as the retail and catering industry (provided they are linked to tourism and excluding those belonging to the public sector): as long as they generate productive activity during February, March, April, May and June, and that they keep workers with permanent seasonal contracts employed throughout these months.

Benefit: a rebate, during those months, amounting to 50 % of the company’s contributions for common contingencies, as well as for the joint collection of these workers.

Period: from 1-1-2020 to 31-12-2020.

Scope of application: across Spain, except for the Balearic and Canary Islands, during February and March 2020. In the aforementioned months, the rebate that appears under art. 2 of Royal Decree-Law 12/2019 (urgent measures to mitigate the effects of Thomas Cook’s insolvency) shall be applicable.