For 13 weeks, the multiplication of blockages and the succession of the demonstrations had an impact on the French economy and more particularly on the companies of the trade and the craft, sometimes putting in danger their existence … While the Government has set up an unprecedented device by its magnitude and the effectiveness of which is demonstrated for the companies that had recourse to it, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister Economy and Finance, however, observe that it is still too little used by traders and craftsmen encountering difficulties.
As such, the ministers rely on professional federations and consular chambers to relay to their members the system put in place. They also call on artisans and traders to seize the various measures activated from the beginning of the movement of "yellow vests" and extended early January, until March 31, 2019:
Professionals can apply for staggered social maturities until March 31, 2019; The Ministry of Action and Public Accounts has asked its services to accelerate the reimbursement of tax credits (CICE for the year 2018, VAT), as soon as the companies concerned make the request; For companies that have had to reduce or suspend their activity, in order to place their employees on partial unemployment, a partial activity request, which will be treated as soon as possible, can be requested from the DIRECCTE.
In each region were set up unique territorial referents within the DIRECCTE, in charge of guiding the weakened companies towards the adapted devices, in link with the concerned administrations (DDFIP, URSSAF), and the actors of the territory (mediation of the credit , financial institutions), in order to find cash solutions …