A text planning to “accompany the businesses most recently created” will be presented “sometime in June,” the PM told members of France's parliament.
The PM did not reveal further details about the plan, other than that by très jeunes enterprises he was referring to businesses created “one month” or even “unfortunately just one week” before the country went on a two month-long strict, nationwide lockdown.
France's businesses have suffered big economic losses from the lockdown, which halted the country's economy to a virtual standstill from March 17th to May 11th.
Drawing upon lessons from previous economic crises, notably 2008 which had taken France years to recover from, Macron's government launched a string of emergency schemes to help businesses cope with the massive financial losses.
Self-employed and small business owners have been able to apply for access to a 'solidarity fund', launched to provide monthly grants of up to €1,500 a month for businesses that saw their income drop during the lockdown.