In order to accompany the economy safely through the corona crisis, the federal government and the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have launched various support programmes. We offer quick and uncomplicated help to self-employed individuals, tradespeople and companies. We provide you with a general overview and information on the current funding opportunities.
WiFöG keeps you up to date, because we constantly inform you about changes. If you have specific questions, you are welcome to contact us via our Corona hotline +49 3871 7225678. This project is supported by funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).
The district supports businesses with economic problems as a result of the spread of the coronavirus with a business hotline, which is managed by the Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Südwestmecklenburg mbH.
The number of the hotline is: +49 3871-7225678
The Ministry of Economic Affairs supports businesses with economic problems due to the spread of the coronavirus with a business hotline, which is managed by the Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung mbH (GSA) in Schwerin.
The number of the hotline is: +49 385-588 5588.
It can be reached at the following times:
Monday to Friday | 08:00 to 20:00 hrs
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Your business will benefit on our digital marketplace MV from:
(Source: Digitales MV)
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The Corona pandemic leads to increased demand for e.g. personal protective equipment. The "Corona Cooperation Exchange Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" offers a free platform where these companies can network directly with each other to develop, produce or distribute the products they currently need.
On behalf of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the portal is managed by BioCon Valley® GmbH, the health industry network for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (Source: https://corona-kooperationsboerse-mv.de/)
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The municipal economic development agencies of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have created this information and service portal so that you can obtain an up-to-date overview and quickly access available emergency aid from the federal government and the state.
You can find your regional contact here: Click here!
Health authorities are best prepared to deal with novel infectious agents such as the Corona virus.
The Ludwigslust-Parchim district's citizens' hotline answers your questions at: 03871 722-8800.
The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the Landesamt für Gesundheit und Soziales, has set up a citizens' hotline for general information.
The number of the hotline is: +49 385 588-5888.
As developments are very dynamic, we will update this overview on an ongoing basis.
Businesses that had to close by decree in November can apply for November and December assistance. For solo self-employed persons, the new start-up aid is also interesting.
Applications can be made here: Click here!
The 2nd phase of bridging assistance covers the funding months September to December 2020. The application deadlines for bridging assistance II have been extended. These can now be applied for until 31.03.2021.
The 3rd phase of the bridging assistance has been launched. Among other things, the following things are important there:
Eligibility to apply: Enterprises that have suffered a drop in turnover of at least 30 percent in one month compared to the reference month in 2019.
Funding period: November 2020 to June 2021
No double funding: Companies that have received November or December aid are not eligible to apply for these two months. Benefits from Bridging Assistance II will be counted for these months.
Criteria of the special regulation for perishable goods and for (winter) seasonal goods 2020/2021: among others, depreciation of goods up to 100 percent as fixed costs
Adjustment of the monthly maximum amounts (taking into account the European small-scale fixed cost scheme)
Increase of the maximum amount of the advance payment to 100,000 euros.
Applications will continue to be submitted via the nationwide digital platform www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-unternehmen.de.
Businesses must submit applications electronically through verifying third parties (i.e. tax advisors, auditors, sworn accountants and/or lawyers) via the bridging assistance platform (www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-unternehmen.de) as before for bridging assistance II and extraordinary economic assistance.
Solo self-employed persons applying for new start-up assistance can apply directly (www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-unternehmen.de) and use the ELSTER certificate known from the tax return.
The advance payments and the application process will start in February 2021.
The regular payments will be made via the Länder, as was already the case with the Bridging Assistance II and the extraordinary economic assistance.
The regular payments will start in March 2021
In order to provide companies in need with additional liquidity in the current situation, the federal and state governments have agreed on a flat-rate loss carryback. Particularly important for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: The regulation applies especially to private landlords.
With the new regulation, the loss carry-back is temporarily made possible on a flat-rate basis. This means that the income of the previous year will be reduced by 15 percent on a flat-rate basis upon application. The tax offices then recalculate the advance payments for 2019 according to the reduced income and reduce them retroactively. Advance payments already made will be offset against tax payments due or refunded. This provides businesses with more liquidity in a simple and quick procedure.
The maximum lump-sum loss carryback to be taken into account is one million euros or two million euros for married couples assessed jointly. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular benefit from the new regulation.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, together with the other coastal states, campaigned for private landlords to be able to take advantage of the new regulation in addition to commercial enterprises and self-employed persons. Finance Minister Reinhard Meyer has his eye on private landlords of holiday flats in particular: "Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is particularly dependent on tourism. However, there are not only commercial providers here, but also many private people who live from renting out holiday flats. These people have no income at the moment. I am therefore grateful that, on our initiative, this group of people could also be taken into account. With the possibility of a lump-sum loss carry-back, we can now provide them with a little tax relief." (Source: regierung-mv.de))
The Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle (BAFA) is now offering - in addition to existing programmes for non-repayable consultancy grants - a non-repayable consultancy grant of 100%, up to a maximum of EUR 4,000, for companies affected by the Corona crisis.
The companies concerned do not have to have an informational discussion with a regional contact person (regional partner) before submitting an application.
Due to the 100% funding, the companies eligible to apply are also relieved of having to pre-finance the costs of the advisory services.
The latest press release from the state government: Click here!
As the development is very dynamic, we will update this overview continuously.
The state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania supports employers in financing additional expenses for accommodation and meals for commuters with their main residence abroad and a place of work in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania due to entry restrictions and quarantine regulations caused by the Corona pandemic (commuter allowance).
Applications & FAQ in German and Polish: Click here!
The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has prepared a detailed FAQ for employers and employees: Click here!
The application for basic income support can be submitted informally by telephone, e-mail or (home) mail to the responsible job centre. (Source: arbeitsagentur.de)
For approval periods ending in the period from 31.03.2020 up to and including 30.08.2020, the benefits will automatically continue to be approved once on the basis of the circumstances of the previous approval period. In these cases, you do not need to submit an application for continued approval.
Health and safety is a top priority when it comes to working in times of the Corona pandemic. Occupational safety and health has a central role to play here. To this end, the Federal Minister of Labour, Hubertus Heil, together with the Chief Executive of the German Social Accident Insurance, Dr Stefan Hussy, presented the occupational safety and health standard COVID 19 today. This formulates concrete requirements for occupational safety and health in times of the Corona crisis. (Source: BMAS)