Progressive increase of statutory holidays from 2022
Statutory holidays under the Employment Ordinance will be increased progressively from 2022 to 2030 per the Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2021. The newly added statutory holiday from this year onwards is the Birthday of the Buddha.
Application for the Fifth Round of the Anti-Epidemic Fund
A fifth round of the anti-epidemic fund, totaling around HK$3.57 billion, will be available for enterprises directly affected by the tightening of social distancing measures.
Health Code System Open for Registration
To further support businesses in the pandemic, Hong Kong will extend the Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme for another 6 months till the end of April 2022. This scheme aims to support SMEs in HK and has so far granted a total of HK$170 billion in loans, benefitting 67,000 applicants.
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