21 May 2020 - NW868
Bagraim, Mr M to ask the Minister of Employment and Labour
(1)Whether his department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial and/or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether the Covid-19 financial and/or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does he or his department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?
- UIF offers Covid -19 relief benefit to all businesses that have employer and employee relationship. Other existing relief is Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) for all businesses facing financial distress and other operational challenges affecting productivity. Requirements are Turnaround plan for the business, compliant with SARS.
- No, only if you meet the requirements mentioned in one above.