Archive category: COVID-19

NOW update: easing of the rules

Last week, Minister Koolmees sent a letter to the Lower House (click here, Dutch only), confirming an expansion of the temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Job Opportunities (the “NOW”). Expansion Briefly, the NOW effectively means that businesses that suffer a drop of at least 20% in their revenue over...

Newsflash! Online NOW application tool opens Monday 9am

The Dutch Labour Office (UWV) has just confirmed that it will open its online application tool for the temporary Emergency Fund Bridging Employment (“NOW”) this coming Monday, 6 April, at 9:00 am. The UWV has been carrying out tests to ensure that the online tool will be able to...

Newsflash! Corona Emergency Fund “NOW” published

Today the Dutch government provided an update on the temporary Emergency Fund Bridging Employment (“NOW”) program. The framework for that measure was already announced (see our previous blog), but there were still many questions. In short, the NOW measure provides that companies that suffer at least a 20% loss...

Newsflash! “Tozo” is a go, and “NOW” is Next

This past Friday, 27 March 2020, the government has announced that Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals (Tijdelijke Overbruggingsregeling Zelfstandig Ondernemers) (“Tozo”) is to be made available this week. Tozo A temporary emergency measure that is part of the government’s coronavirus economic relief package, Tozo will provide support for the...