Coronavirus Brussels Capital Region: recover bonus 2022

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)
Date:

The Brussels Government is supporting the sectors of nightclubs, restaurants and cafés and their main suppliers, events, culture, tourism, sport and passenger transport by granting them a new bonus.

You can now apply for this bonus on-line up to 16 June 2022.

This 2022 recover bonus is the successor to the recover bonus that was available to these same sectors in October 2021 (see our Infoflash of 28 October 2021).

Do you qualify for the bonus?

General conditions to be met

To be eligible for this bonus, you must:

  • be registered in the CBE on 31 December 2021;
  • have an establishment unit in the Brussels-Capital Region on 31 December 2021;
  • not benefit from the VAT exemption scheme for small enterprises;
  • meet your social and tax obligations and comply with your obligations regarding the publication of your annual account with the National Bank of Belgium;
  • meet your VAT obligations;
  • have a Belgian current account;
  • not have benefited from any Brussels aid for non-profit organisations in the socio-cultural sector;
  • have had a turnover of more than 25,000 € in 2019 (only for companies that were registered with the CBE prior to 1 January 2019);
  • not already have been experiencing difficulties on 31 December 2019 and, as a company, not already have received more than 2,300,000 € in aid, including this bonus, under the temporary framework for state aid;
  • on 31 December 2021 carry out an activity falling under one of the NACE codes listed below.

Particular conditions

You must also meet certain conditions which vary according to your sector of activity.

Reca sector (= hospitality sector without hotels) and its suppliers

  • You have one of the NACE codes listed in the annex. 
  • You meet your obligations with regard to the registered cash register system.

Nightclubs sector

  • You are assigned NACE code 56.302 prior to 1 January 2022;
  • You have an environmental permit or an environmental statement covering your activity as a nightclub issued no later than 31 December 2021.

What is the amount of the bonus?

The amount depends on the percentage of loss of turnover and the number of employees you employ (in FTEs).

The Brussels-Capital Region will use the 2019 social balance sheet to determine your number of employees (in FTEs). If you are not obliged to publish a social balance sheet or if the publication deadline has not yet expired, the Brussels administration will rely on a certificate issued by your payroll office showing the average number of employees in FTE for the year 2019.

The amount of the variable bonus cannot exceed the actual loss of turnover during the period concerned. The revenue loss is calculated by comparing the 2019 and 2021 reference periods.

The amount of turnover is calculated at the company level and not at the level of each establishment unit.

Registration date in the CBE

Turnover loss (minimum)

Number of FTEs

Amount of the bonus (variable or lump sum)

Companies registered with the CBE between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019

Turnover loss of less than 60% or no loss

-

4,000 € (lump sum)

Companies registered with the CBE prior to 1 January 2020

Loss of turnover of at least 75%

Less than 10

11,000 €

 

  10 and more

15,000 €

 

Loss of turnover of at least 60% and less than 75%

Less than 10

5,000 EUR

 

  10 and more

7,500 €

Companies registered with the CBE between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021

 -

-

4,000 € (lump sum)

What do you need to do?

You can apply for the bonus on the Brussels Economy and Employment website using the on-line form. This form is now available.

The Brussels administration must receive your application by 16 June 2022 at the latest.

You can only submit one aid application.

You cannot combine or cumulate different bonuses if you conduct activities under different NACE codes listed below.

Annex: list of NACE codes

Description of the activity

Restaurants and cafes sector (RECA)

NACE code

Processing and preserving of meat, excluding poultry

10.110

Processing and preservation of poultry

10.120

Production of meat and poultry products

10.130

Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs

10.200

Processing and preserving of potatoes, excluding the production of frozen potato preparations

10.311

Production of frozen potato preparations

10.312

Production of fruit and vegetable juices

10.320

Processing and preserving of vegetables, excluding the manufacture of frozen vegetables

10.391

Processing and preserving of fruit, excluding the manufacture of frozen fruit

10.392

Production of frozen fruit and vegetables

10.393

Manufacture of oils and fats

10.410

Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats

10.420

Operation of dairies and cheese making

10.510

Manufacture of ice cream

10.520

Manufacture of grain mill products

10.610

Manufacture of starches and starch products

10.620

Manufacture of bakery and farinaceous products

10.711

Manufacture of bread and fresh pastry goods

10.712

Manufacture of rusks and biscuits and preserved pastry goods

10.720

Manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products

10.730

Manufacture of sugar

10.810

Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

10.820

Processing of tea and coffee

10.830

Manufacture of condiments and seasonings

10.840

Manufacture of prepared meals and dishes

10.850

Manufacture of homogenised food preparations and dietetic food

10.860

Manufacture of other food products

10.890

Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits

11.010

Manufacture of wine from grape

11.020

Manufacture of cider and other fruit wines

11.030

Manufacture of other non-distilled fermented beverages

11.040

Manufacture of beer

11.050

Manufacture of malt

11.060

Manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters

11.070

Agents involved in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco

46.170

Wholesale of grain and seeds

46.211

Wholesale of other agricultural products

46.214

Wholesale of livestock

46.231

Wholesale of live animals, except livestock

46.232

Wholesale of ware potatoes

46.311

Wholesale of fruit and vegetables, except ware potatoes

46.319

Wholesale of meat and meat products, except poultry and game meat

46.321

Wholesale of poultry and game meat

46.322

Wholesale of dairy products and eggs

46.331

Wholesale of edible oils and fats

46.332

Wholesale of wines and spirits

46.341

Wholesale of beverages, general assortment

46.349

Wholesale of sugar, chocolate and confectionery

46.360

Wholesale of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices

46.370

Wholesale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs

46.381

Wholesale of potato products

46.382

Wholesale of other food

46.389

Non-specialised wholesale of frozen food

46.391

Non-specialised wholesale of frozen food, beverages and tobacco

46.392

Full-service catering

56.101

Limited-service catering

56.102

Other food service activities

56.290

Cafés and bars

56.301

Other drinking establishments

56.309

Events, culture, tourism, sport and passenger transport sector

Urban and suburban passenger land transport

49.110

Taxi operation

49.320

Other passenger land transport

49.390

Event catering activities

56.210

Motion picture, video and television programme distribution activities

59.130

Motion picture projection activities

59.140

Other specialised design activities (design of exhibition stands)

74.109

Photographic activities

74.201

Other photographic activities

74.209

Renting and leasing of television and other audio and video equipment

77.292

Renting and leasing of crockery, glassware, kitchen utensils, tableware, electric household appliances and other household utensils

77.293

Renting and leasing of textiles, clothing, jewellery and footwear

77.294

Renting and leasing of flowers and plants

77.296

Renting and leasing of tents

77.392

Travel agency activities

79.110

Tour operator activities

79.120

Tourist information services

79.901

Other reservation service and related activities

79.909

General cleaning of buildings

81.210

Other building and industrial cleaning activities

81.220

Organisation of conventions and trade shows

82.300

Performance by independent artists

90.011

Performance by artistic ensembles

90.012

Promotion and organization of performing arts events

90.021

Stage design and construction

90.022

Specialised image, lighting and sound techniques

90.023

Operation of theatres, concert halls and the like

90.041

Museums activities

91.020

Operation of historical sites and buildings and similar visitor attractions

91.030

Botanical and zoological gardens

91.041

Gambling and betting activities

92.000

Operation of sports facilities

93.110

Activities of football clubs

93.121

Activities of tennis clubs

93.122

Activities of other ball sports clubs

93.123

Activities of cycling clubs

93.124

Activities of martial arts clubs

93.125

Activities of water sports clubs

93.126

Activities of riding clubs

93.127

Activities of athletics clubs

93.128

Activities of other sports clubs

93.129

Fitness facilities

93.130

Other sports activities

93.199

Fairground activities

93.211

Operation of amusement and theme parks

93.212

Operation of snooker and billiard halls

93.291

Operation of recreational areas

93.292

Other amusement and recreation activities

93.299

Industrial laundry activities

96.011

Nightclubs sector

Discotheques, dance halls and the like

56.302

Resources www.1819.be; Decree of the Brussels Capital Region of 12 May 2022 on recover aid to companies in the sectors of nightclubs, restaurants and cafés and their main suppliers, events, culture, tourism, sport and passenger transport that had to close down in 2021 and 2022 or have been seriously affected by the coronacrisis, Belgian Official Gazette of 20.05.2022

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