27 March 2020 – Provided income support for self-employed professionals

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: Self-employed professionals can now apply for extra income support from local authorities under the Government”s Temporary Bridging Scheme for Independent Entrepreneurs (Tozo) for the period from 1 March to 1 June 2020. The temporary scheme is aimed at compensating self-employed professionals who expect to earn less than the minimum wage (currently €1,653.60 per month for people over the age of 21) over the next three months as a result of COVID-19.

Those facing cash-flow problems can also request a three year loan of up to €10,517 at an interest rate of 2 percent, with repayments from January 2021.

The government has allocated €3.8 billion to fund the scheme and is providing local authorities €250 million in advance to enable its implementation.
Full details here: https://business.gov.nl/subsidy/corona-crisis-extra-bbz-support-for-self-employed-professionals/