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Factsheet for measure NL-2021-40/2240 – measures in Netherlands

Contribution to fixed costs for new entrepreneurs (Q4 2021 and Q1 2022)

Tegemoetkoming vaste lasten startende ondernemers (Q4 2021 en Q1 2022)

Country Netherlands , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
Context COVID-19
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound
Measure added 11 May 2022 (updated 22 June 2022)

Background information

On 11 March 2022, the Government announced that there would be a separate TVL for starting entrepreneurs. It concerned starting entrepreneurs who registered their enterprise with the Chamber of Commerce after 30 June 2020 and before 1 October 2021. With this measure, the government aimed to meet recent starting entrepreneurs who have had an exceptionally hard time without support and with extra confinement measures in winter 2021-2022.

Content of measure

The TVL start-up facility is opened simultaneously for two quarters: the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021 and the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. A number of conditions of the TVL start-up scheme are the same as those of TVL Q4 2021 and TVL Q1 2022. For example, the turnover loss threshold, the subsidy percentage and the minimum subsidy amount. The maximum subsidy amount is set at €100,000 per quarter.

The subsidy is based on loss of turnover, the percentage of fixed costs associated with the SBI code of the main activity and the subsidy rate of 100%. The loss of turnover in Q4 2021 had to be 20% or higher, compared to Q3 2021. The loss of turnover in Q1 2022 had to be 30% or higher, compared to Q3 2021.

Use of measure

No information available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers SMEs
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement.

Views and reactions



  • 30 March 2022: Tegemoetkoming Vaste Lasten (TVL) Startende ondernemingen (


Eurofound (2022), Contribution to fixed costs for new entrepreneurs (Q4 2021 and Q1 2022), measure NL-2021-40/2240 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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