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Factsheet for measure NL-2022-1/2237 – measures in Netherlands
|Country||Netherlands , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 01 January 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Context||COVID-19, War in Ukraine, Green Transition|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
|Author||Thomas de Winter (Panteia) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||10 May 2022 (updated 05 September 2022)|
Because of rising energy costs, the government decided to help households make their homes more sustainable, so they would consume less energy and therefore have lower costs. This was done in several ways. It subsidised taking extra energy-saving measures such as isolating a house. It also set aside money for a campaign to raise people's awareness of the different ways they could save energy.
This measure is part of a package of measures, which will affect the state budget. The government will fund the package in part from extra gas revenue. It will also use remaining funds from the Brexit Adjustment Reserve (BAR). There is no legal adjustment required.
Other measures which are part of the set of measures to partly compensate for rising energy costs for households include Reduction in VAT on energy and excise duty on petrol and diesel , Tax reduction on the energy bill and reduction of tax rate on electricity in 2022 and Extra energy allowance for lower incomes .
At the end of 2021, the government decided to earmark €150 million to help households make their homes more sustainable. In March 2022, an additional €150 million was provided to take extra energy-saving measures. The funds will be deployed via municipalities to support households in taking energy-saving measures and further insulation measures. With this, energy costs can be reduced and it contributes to the sustainability of the built environment and make households more resilient to future price fluctuations. The measure can be seen as a step towards a more fundamental and structural approach and large-scale insulation via the national insulation programme.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Local / regional government
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:
Eurofound (2022), More money for households to take energy-saving measures, measure NL-2022-1/2237 (measures in Netherlands), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/NL-2022-1_2237.html
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