Short-time working allowance

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Short-time work means that an employee temporarily reduces the work hours and pay instead of being laid off. This means that employers can reduce employees' working hours and receive financial support from the Government to compensate for a significant part of the costs for retaining the employee.

Extension of short-time working allowance for the period July - September 2021

If you have received short-time working allowance during 2021 and have received an approved application, you can tell us in connection with your reconciliation if you wish to apply for an extension of the support for the months July-September.

If you have not receive a decision on your application before 1 August and thus do not have time to make your reconciliation during August, you will be able to complete your application no later than 31 August and state that you request an extended approval. You will receive information on how to apply for extended support.

Extension of short-time working allowance 2021 at the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (in Swedish)

In 2021, it is also possible to receive compensation for training and development. Your employees can partake in training and development initiatives during the time they participate in short-time work, provided that it is regulated in agreements. You can apply for compensation for these initiatives in connection with the application for short-time work, and it can be applied for retroactively from January 1st, 2021.

It is important that you prepare as much as possible before submitting your application in order for the processing to be quick. It is more important to be accurate in your application than to apply quickly. Make sure you are properly prepared by taking a quick test (in Swedish) to see if you are eligible for financial support . You can also use the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth's calculation tool to see how much support you can get if your application is granted. The support for short-time work allowance has been extended and the working hours can be reduced up to 80% for the months: May, June and July.

Take the test to see if you are eligible for the support  - Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (in Swedish)

Short-time working allowance - Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (in Swedish) 

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