ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin, January 12

Tuesday 12th of January 2021 03:28 PM

Welcome to the ESIF Programme COVID-19 Notification Bulletin. Through these bulletins we aim to keep you updated and notified of the latest information published for the 2014 to 2020 ESIF Programme in response to COVID-19.

To ensure you are updated on all latest information regarding the ESIF Programmes and the impact from COVID-19, we continue to use the Questions and Answers published on GOV.UK. These are updated when required and are the main way of informing you about any developments. When changes are made, we will continue to issue these bulletins to summarise the details. 

Please see below a summary of the information updated and published.
To access the information in full, view our ESIF COVID-19 response page on GOV.UK.

European Social Fund (ESF)

Q&A: Question 1 - Can the Managing Authority confirm its position on the following staff cost issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19?
Point 2. Claiming salary costs for project staff who do not work wholly on an ESF project, work a variable number of hours monthly and record hours worked on a timesheet who are self-isolating / ill due to COVID-19 and unable to work.

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 9 - What is happening with Calls that are expected to be launched in the future?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 18 - Can ESF be used to meet part of the 20% employer contribution to wage costs under the new extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that was announced on 31 October 2020?

Existing answer updated

Q&A: Question 23 - What is the Managing Authority’s position on the Temporary Framework for State Aid in response to COVID-19 that has been adopted by the European Commission?

Existing answer updated


Category: Funding