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

You apply for the extension of the support for the months of July, August and September in connection with your reconciliation.

Last day to sign retroactive agreements for the extended support period 1 July - 30 September 2021 is 17 September.

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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