“Very good news that will completely change the situation financially.
This Monday noon, Carole, manager of the Italian restaurant La Cucina, in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine), is delighted while working in the kitchen and at the cash desk.
Behind his mask, a smile of relief emerges.
She will now be able to count on help from the solidarity fund and learned about it that morning.
A first for months, for the one who, since the start of the crisis, had decided to keep her restaurant open and her six employees in business by focusing on take-out.
It thus achieved nearly 60% of its turnover, or approximately 20,000 euros per month, and therefore could not claim this aid reserved for those whose turnover is at least halved.
So, inevitably, the announcement, this Monday, by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire that the sectors which will partially reopen will be eligible for the solidarity fund until the end of the summer, even if their losses of figure d business is less than 50%, was very well received by the boss.
"What will the financial compensation be?
“It's a great encouragement, because we know that the summer is likely to be difficult and that the return to school will be just as complex with teleworking and its employees who do not return.
But what will be the exact amounts of compensation?
She asks herself.
Mystery, because negotiations continue between the unions and the government.
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While waiting for these details, in the district, all the professionals who have remained open are already delighted to have "a slightly clearer vision of openness". The degression of aid? "This is already what they are maintained and, in this proportion, it is very good", comments Liming Ye, the manager of a nearby sandwich shop. On condition of anonymity, another official believes that this new measure will mainly have the effect of "encouraging the bosses who had remained closed to open their doors".
Other restaurateurs, happy to be able to benefit from state aid, are also beginning to ask the question of reimbursement. Matthieu Legrand, owner of the restaurant Issy guignette, is: “What will be the financial compensation? It seems normal to have to pay back, especially if you're doing well this summer. "