Coronavirus Walloon Region: Allowance for the B2B 'Reca cascade' mechanism

Author: Anne Ghysels - Béatrice Verelst (Legal Experts)
Date:

Some employers in the B2B sector do not have access to the allowance 12 granted by the Walloon government in June 2021: the indirect suppliers of the Reca sector (= Horeca without hotels).

For them, the Walloon Government has created this new allowance.

Provided that you meet certain conditions, you can apply for this allowance on the platform indemnitecovid.wallonie.be from 23 August 2021 onwards.

Do you qualify for this allowance?

To be entitled to this allowance, you must meet the following conditions:  

  • You are a very small, small or medium-sized enterprise OR a natural person carrying out a professional activity as a main activity and you are liable to social security contributions;
  • You lost 50% of your turnover in Q2, Q3 or Q4/2020 or in Q1/2021 (taken on an unconsolidated basis) compared to the corresponding quarter of 2019, as a result of the measures taken to combat the pandemic, and;
  • You did not receive allowance 12 (B2B) (see our Infoflash from 15 June 2021);
  • You carry out a main activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

Description of the activity

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, except manufacture of frozen vegetables

10.391

Processing and preserving of fruit, except manufacture of frozen fruit

10.392

Production of frozen fruit and vegetables

10.393

Production of oils and fats

10.410

Production of margarine and similar edible fats

10.420

Dairy and cheese factories

10.510

Production of consumer ice cream

10.520

Grain processing

10.610

Production of starch products

10.620

Industrial production of bread and fresh pastry

10.711

Artisanal production of bread and fresh pastry

10.712

Production of biscuits, rusks and preserved pastries

10.720

Production of pasta

10.730

Production of sugar

10.810

Production of cocoa, chocolate and confectionery products

10.820

Processing of tea and coffee

10.830

Production of condiments and seasonings

10.840

Manufacture of ready meals

10.850

Production of homogenised and dietetic foods

10.860

Production of other food products

10.890

Production of distilled alcoholic beverages

11.010

Wine production (from grapes)

11.020

Production of cider and other fruit wines

11.030

Production of other non-distilled fermented beverages

11.040

Beer production

11.050

Malt production

11.060

Production of mineral and other bottled waters and soft drinks

11.070

Intermediaries in the food, drink and tobacco trade

46.170

Wholesale of cereals 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 products

46.389

Non-specialised wholesale of frozen food

46.391

Non-specialised wholesale of food products

46.392

What is the amount of the allowance?

The allowance is equal to 15% of your turnover for each qualifying quarter.

However, ceilings are set on the basis of your loss of turnover and your workforce calculated in full-time equivalents (FTE).

The number of FTEs is equal to:

Your loss of turnover

FTE 0

FTE >0 to <10

FTE 10 to <50

FTE 50 and +

Up to 75% of the turnover

€ 5,000

€ 10,000

€ 20,000

€ 40,000

More than 75% of the turnover

€ 6,250

€ 12,500

€ 25,000

€ 50,000

What do you need to do?

You need to submit a request for allowance on the website www.indemnitécovid.wallonie.be (allowance 21) from 23 August 2021 up to and including 22 September 2021.

 

Sources: Decree of the Walloon Government of 01.07.21 relating to the granting of a specific “RECA cascade” allowance for the self-employed and companies active in BtoB in the RECA sector, Belgian Official Gazette of 08.07.21; Ministerial decree of 23 August 2021 implementing the decree of the Walloon Government of July 1, 2021 relating to the granting of a specific “RECA cascade” allowance for the self-employed and companies active in BtoB in the RECA sector, Belgian Official Gazette of 07.09.2021

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