HUP: Caterers demand VAT reduction and moratorium on all fixed costs from the local and county level

As we know, new stricter measures are being introduced, and currently the media have various unofficial information and nothing is known, which causes additional frustration among entrepreneurs, especially caterers ....

As we know, new stricter measures are being introduced, and currently the media have various unofficial information and nothing is known, which causes additional frustration among entrepreneurs, especially caterers.

The new measures will be valid from the weekend, and unofficially find out in the media that restaurants and cafes will be closed until Christmas Eve, while hotels should be open.

Entrepreneurs from Croatia expect similar measures as in Germany and Austria

Guided by the example of Germany and Austria, which have introduced measures to pay 70-80% of last year's revenues to all entrepreneurs whose operations have been closed or restricted due to the measures, from Association Voice of Entrepreneurs. they are looking for the same for entrepreneurs in Croatia.

Also, from the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP)

In accordance with the announcements of new measures according to which the closure of catering facilities is planned, HUP will today send its new proposals for compensatory measures to the Government of the Republic of Croatia which would amortize part of the financial damage caused by this decision of the Headquarters.

"Caterers are already seriously threatened by this crisis, and their stocks have been completely depleted and it is one of the sectors most affected by the impact of the pandemic. We remind you that HUP has warned on several occasions that a new lockdown must not take place because its consequences will deepen the scale of the existing crisis, and we suggested that instead of closing cafes and restaurants, some other methods of combating the pandemic be resorted to. At HUP, we are asking for the continuation of the existing measures with the write-off of the corresponding taxes and contributions until at least the first of May next year. The caterers gathered in HUP are also demanding a reduction in VAT and a moratorium on all fixed costs from the local and county level. In this regard, we point out a good example of the cities of Bjelovar and Rijeka who exempted their caterers from paying rent. A similar measure should be taken for utility fees and other local costs. All of us must be aware that the closure of facilities endangers not only the survival of the economy, but also endangers many jobs and threatens us in addition to economic and wider social collapse.”Point out from HUP.

The new restrictive measures will be presented to the government tomorrow, when all the details will be known and what to do next.

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