Tag: COVID-19

Local measures to stabilise Shanghai economy

On 29 May 2022, the Shanghai Municipal government announced several measures to stablisie the local economy. Namely, the measures support small and micro companies and severely affected sectors including catering, retail, tourism and so forth. Below we summarise the announced measures for businesses in Shanghai. Deferring social insurance payment for companies in catering, retail, tourism…

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Resuming work for industrial enterprises in Shanghai

On Saturday, 16 April 2022, the Shanghai Commission of Economy and Informatization issued a guideline (‘Guideline’) for industrial enterprises to start the orderly resumption of work and production with controlled risks to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. Overall, enterprises that are required to return to work shall implement robust controls to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and…

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Are you an employer in Hong Kong? Apply for the ESS wage subsidy before the 14 June deadline

On 8 April the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government announced the Employment Support Scheme ("ESS") to help employers retain employees and avoid redundancies. ESS is a time-limited governmental wage subsidy qualifying companies in Hong Kong with a monthly cap of 9,000 HKD per employee. ESS payment is made in two tranches, the first…

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