27 March 2020 – Compensated businesses affected by public health restrictions

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National

Overview: The Dutch Government is offering select businesses a one-off payment of €4,000 to compensate for the impact by COVID-19 measures on their business through its Allowance for Entrepreneurs Affected Sectors (TOGS) scheme.

The scheme includes businesses in retail, tourism, education, recreation, wellness and other services who have suffered damage due to forced closures, limitations to meetings and international travel restrictions.

Only specific businesses registered under a Standard Business Classification code are eligible for compensation under the TOGs scheme. On 7 April 2020, the Dutch Government has recently expanded the category of jobs allowed to apply for the one-off payment.

Businesses such as tattoo shops, taxi services, dentists, physiotherapists and food, beverage and cultural event suppliers and smaller food retailers can now apply for the one-off payment towards their business costs.
Full details here: https://www.rvo.nl/subsidie-en-financieringswijzer/tegemoetkoming-schade-covid-19