Coronavirus: financial schemes for businesses and self-employed people

The information on this website may change following the press conference, held at 7 pm on 14 September.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the government is doing everything it can to protect the jobs and incomes of as many people as possible and to keep the economy running smoothly. A range of emergency financial schemes for employers and self-employed people are in place.

To see which financial schemes you are eligible for, go to Is your question not listed at the FAQ for entrepreneurs page? Please call the Chamber of Commerce Advisory Team, KVK: 0800-2117, open Monday - Friday from 8:30-17:00. Calling from abroad? Dial +31 (0)88 585 2222.

Two of the temporary measures are the Temporary emergency scheme for job retention (NOW) and the Temporary self-employment income support and loan scheme (TOZO). 

Temporary emergency scheme for job retention (NOW) 

Do you employ staff and do you suffer a substantial turnover loss as a result of the coronavirus crisis? You can claim a grant towards your wage costs under the NOW. 

Temporary self-employment income support and loan scheme (TOZO)

The TOZO offers support for self-employed professionals such as sole proprietors, self-employed people with no employees (‘ZZPers’), partners in a general partnership or owners of a private limited company (‘DGAs’) who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis.

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