As of February 26, the return rate of small and medium-sized enterprises reached 32.8%, 3.2 percentage points higher than that of February 23. In particular, driven by the industrial chain of large enterprises, the return to work rate of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises increased rapidly, reaching 43.1%. At present, the return rate of small and medium-sized enterprises in seven provinces has exceeded 40%.
Zhang Kejian, Vice Minister of the Ministry of industry and information technology: compared with large enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises have weaker anti risk ability, are more affected by the epidemic and face more difficulties. The next step is to promote the return to work as soon as possible. Second, we will effectively reduce the burden on small and medium-sized enterprises during the epidemic. Third, play the leading role of large enterprises.
The head of the State Administration of market supervision said that at present, the pressure on SMEs hard expenditures is relatively large. In addition to the labor cost, there are rent, water and electricity costs, etc. the rent and water and electricity costs of some grocery stores account for about half of the total cost. In response to these difficulties, in addition to increasing financial support, the next step will be to introduce relief policies from various aspects such as operating cost, social security, tax, rent, etc. from March 1 to the end of May, the value-added tax of individual businesses and small-scale taxpayers will be exempted in Hubei Province.