Bahrain Reduces Work Permit Fees by 50% for 3 Months
2020-07-07 - 8:12 م
Bahrain Mirror: The Cabinet approved in its session on Monday a decision to reduce some fees imposed by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) on all kinds of work permits for one year, and all monthly fees related to them by 50% for three months, starting from this month (July).
Meanwhile, business owners who are involved in the commercial activities that have been most affected by the impacts of COVID-19, as will be determined by an edict by the Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs and Fiscal Balance, will be exempted from those fees for three months, beginning from July.
The decision was based on a recommendation by the Government Executive Committee, led by the Crown Prince. The measures aim to maintain sustainable growth, in general, and achieve the stability of the labour market for Bahrain's small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular.
This came during the weekly session of the Cabinet, which was chaired by the Prime Minister, in the presence of the Crown Prince, through the visual communication technology.