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30-03-2020 15:11

Special Scheme for Complete Suspension of Business by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security

The Special Scheme for Complete Suspension of Business and the Provision of a Special Unemployment Benefit is valid from 11/3/2020 to 12/4/2020 (depending on the date on compulsory suspension by Government decision) for:Businesses (legal or natural persons who are employers) who have completely suspended their operation, in accordance with the Decrees of the Minister of Health and the relevant decisions of the Council of Ministers, provided that the nature and / or mode of their operation ha...

30-03-2020 15:11

Information by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security on the Special Sick Leave Allowance

The Special Sick Leave Allowance applies until 12/4/2020 for private sector employees or self-employed persons who fall into any of the following categories:i. persons who are on the list of vulnerable groups as designated by the Ministry of Health in the press release dated 16/3/2020 or any future revision thereof, and hold a certificate from their personal doctor (only in cases where the nature of their work does not permit teleworking or working from home or flexible working hours),ii. p...

30-03-2020 14:57

Announcement of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance for the Special Leave for Child Care

Special Leave for Child Care is applicable from 16/3/2020 to 12/4/2020. It applies for working parents responsible for the care of children up to 15 years old and/or children with disabilities, regardless of age, whom, due to the nature of their work, cannot work either remotely or at home or with flexible working hours and where there is no in – house help. The application should only be submitted by employees who are insured with the Social Insurance Services in January 2020 and have a gr...

30-03-2020 14:54

Information by the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance in relation to the Special Scheme for Self-employed Workers

The Special Scheme for Self-employed Workers is applicable from 16/3/2020 until 12/4/2020 for:Self-employed workers who have fully suspended their operations according to the Decrees of the Minister of Health and the relevant decisions of the Ministerial Council given that the nature or/and the way they operate has not been altered, andSelf-employed workers who have partially suspended their operations, meaning they have a decrease in their turnover in the order of more than 25% during the...

30-03-2020 13:30

Suspension of payment of the VAT in the framework of the support programme to address the effects of the virus COVID-19

Under the Value Added Tax (Amending) Law of 2020 (L.24(I)/2020), the right of suspension of the obligation of payment of the VAT is conferred to the persons registered in the VAT Registry, whose specified taxation periods end on the 29th of February 2020, the 31st of March 2020 and the 30th of April 2020.The right of suspension of payment of the VAT due is not applicable to the taxable persons who fall into the following codes of economic activities, as these appear on the Registration Certi...

30-03-2020 13:10

Average monthly earnings of employees in the 4th quarter of 2019

Based on provisional data, the average gross monthly earnings of employees during the fourth quarter of 2019, amounted to €2.269 compared to €2.205 during the fourth quarter of 2018, i.e. an increase of 2,9% is observed.The average gross monthly earnings during the fourth quarter of 2019, seasonally adjusted, are estimated at €2.004 and compared to the third quarter of 2019 increased by 0,8%.Note: From the 1st quarter of 2019 data are provisional.The average gross monthly earnings of male...

30-03-2020 12:55

Annual Survey on Education 2017/2018

Based on the results of the Annual Survey on Education for the school year 2017/2018, the total number of pupils and students at all educational levels was 191.787 recording an increase (1,8%) compared, to the school year 2016/2017 where the total number of pupils and students was 188.311. The total number of educational establishments also increased to 1.338 in the school year 2017/2018, compared to 1.333 in the previous school year. Finally, during 2017/2018 the total number of teachers, am...

30-03-2020 12:25

Expiration of Residence/Work Permits and Affected Persons' Access to GHS Services

The Health Insurance Organization (HIO) informs non-Cypriot citizens who are legally residents in Cyprus of the following:1.Existing GHS Beneficiaries’ re-evaluation of the right of access to GHS services on the basis of a valid Residence/Work Permit, is suspended until September 30th, 2020.  This measure is taken due to the extenuating circumstances prevailing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the Population and Migration Department where scheduled or new appoin...

30-03-2020 12:23

Government bank account details for donations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

Due to the generous requests of many of our compatriots, to contribute in our country΄s effort to meet the emerging needs, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus would like to provide the following information regarding the Government's bank account to which all contributions can be deposited:General Government AccountCentral Bank of CyprusAccount Number: 6001010IBAN: CY16 0010 0001 0000 0000 0600 1010Swift (BIC) Code: CBCYCY2N ( DC )

30-03-2020 09:03

Announcement from The Cyprus Post

The Cyprus Post announce that today 30/03/2020 the following Post Offices will remain closed ːLarnaka AirportXylotymvou (SCH/IK)

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