Lombardy Region: discounts for Lombard

companies that operate using smart-working system

 

 

The Lombardy Region has issuedpublic notice for the adoption of Smart Working business plans.

 

The Notice is aimed at promoting smart working in Lombardy companies, an organizational model that allows greater flexibility as regards location and working times. Adopting smart working plans allows you to increase productivity and increase the well-being of men and women workers.

The Notice is addressed to employers, registered with the Chamber of Commerce or in possession of a VAT number, with at least 3 employees, for:

  •  Action A: consultancy and training services aimed at adopting a smart working plan with the relevant company agreement or company regulations approved and advertised on the company notice board and intranet
  •  Action B: purchase of “technological tools” for the implementation of the smart working plan

The activities must be carried out exclusively at Lombard operating or operating sites.

Applications can be submitted from 2 April 2020 until 15 December 2021.

The concession is granted as a non-refundable form in the form of a voucher corporal and intended for persons in possession of the requirements listed in the paragraph “Who can participate”. The value of the voucher varies in relation to the number of employees of the operating offices/production units active and located in the Lombardy region on the date of acceptance of the loan and can be used within ceilings.

 

FINANCIAL END FEATURES:

 

The initiative is financed with resources from the POR ESF 2014-2020 – AXIS I “Employment”, under the specific Objective 8.6 , Action 8.6.1.

The financial allocation is €4,500,000.00, divided as follows:

€ 3,000,000.00 for the implementation of actions under Action A – Support for the adoption of the smart working plan

€ 1,500,000.00 for the implementation of actions under Action B – Support for the implementation of the smart working plan.

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE :

 

Participants can carry out economic activities and intend to adopt and implement a smart working business plan:

– companies, registered in the Register of Companies of the relevant Chamber of Commerce

– subjects in possession of a VAT number  

Additional common requirements for all types of beneficiaries:

  • Have at least 3 employees
  • Not already be in possession of a smart working plan and related company agreement
  • Be in compliance with the verification of the regularity of contributions
  • Comply with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 1407/2013

 

–  not falling within the exclusion fields set out in Article 1 of Reg (EU) 1407/2013.

 

FEATURES OF THE FACILITATION:

 

The benefit is granted as a non-refundable form in the form of a corporate voucher intended for persons in possession of the requirements listed in the paragraph “Who can participate”. The value of the voucher changes in relation to the number of employees of the operating offices/production units active and located in the Lombardy region on the date of acceptance of the loan and can be used within ceilings (details are available in the attached Notice ).

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE :

 

The application for funding to the call for proposals must be submitted, under penalty of non-eligibility, by the beneficiary of the subsidy in telematic form, by means of the online Call for Proposals Information System available at: www.band i.servizirl.it

The application must be accompanied by the following attachments to be uploaded electronically to the information system:

– substitute declaration for the granting of “de minimis” aid

– digital subscription and telematic submission of the application

– anti-mafia forms

 

For the purposes of determining the date of submission of the application, only the date and time of electronic registration via the online Call for Bids system will be considered as required by the Notice.

Within the 60 calendar days following the electronic registration date of the grant application, the Lombardy Region proceeds with the investigation of the applications received.

 

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE :

Counter evaluation procedure

 

OPENING DATE :

02/04/2020 12:00:00

 

CLOSING DATE :

15/12/ 2021 17:00:00

 

STATE AID SCHEME :

De minimis

 

Please contact LDP by 25/03/2020, to avoid the exhaustion of funds at the time of the opening of the call which will take place on 02/04/2020 at 12:00.

LDP remains available for any further clarifications.

 

 

De Carlo Arianna – adecarlo@ldp-payroll.com   

Head of Payroll Department