In France, more than 12 million are covered by a scheme called Chimage Partial which has cost €26bn so far. It offers 70% of salary on up to €6,927 gross per month. Employees on minimum wage (SMIC) receive 100% . As with the German scheme, firms can claim just part of a worker’s salary and many do, limiting the cost to the finance ministry.
I have trouble in understanding "limit the cost to the finance ministry", it seems different to phrase "limit sth to sth" - to restrict something to a limited set, a certain amount, or a specific number of something.
- eg.. Please limit your comments to five minutes.
- eg.. Can you limit your remarks to the subject at hand?
Should it be "limit the cost FOR the finance ministry"?