Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) – After some months of delays, companies in Baden-Württemberg that have claimed state aid due to corona-related slumps have received almost all of the funds requested. Accordingly, the companies received a total of 2.3 billion euros from the November, December, restart and bridging aid, as reported by the “Stuttgarter Nachrichten” (Tuesday), citing the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
About 60 percent of the amount goes to the November and December aid, according to the report. For these two aids, 1.4 billion euros flowed to 85,200 companies. Only a few applications were rejected. Overall, the approval rate is well over 90 percent, Economics Minister Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (CDU) was quoted by the newspaper.
Even with the introduction of bridging aid III, the country has largely made up for the delays, as the newspaper further reported. Although the federal software has only been available for two weeks, aid has now been granted to 26 100 of 28 200 companies. Nevertheless, only a third of the 833 million euros applied for has been paid out so far. Large companies in particular with very large requests for assistance were still waiting for their money.
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