Aid to traders who have had difficulty selling their stocks has so far been paid to 35,230 companies for a total amount of 201 million euros, the Ministry of the Economy said on Tuesday.
This aid, which is in addition to the solidarity fund for clothing, footwear, sport and leather goods businesses closed in November during the second confinement, is for an average amount of 5,694 euros, specifies Bercy. .
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The ministry adds that as of June 4, 200 cases were still under investigation for a total amount approaching one million euros.
Finally, businesses that consider themselves eligible and have not received a payment by May 25 must come forward through the ministry's secure messaging, justifying their eligibility.
The payment will be made after control,
" warns Bercy.
In addition, the ministry indicated that, for the month of April, 570,000 requests had been paid under the solidarity fund, for a total of 3.1 billion euros, according to a figure which is not yet final.
For the month of May, eligible companies can apply since June 10 and 118,000 requests were paid in five days, for 418.5 million euros.
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The compensation conditions for the solidarity fund, which have varied a lot since the start of the health crisis, remained the same in May as in April, despite the first phase of deconfinement and the reopening of all businesses since. May 19.
According to the Bercy dashboard, the solidarity fund has been paid since March 2020 to more than two million companies for around 29.4 billion euros.