Retailers can also turn to the cabinet for extra financial support NOW

Retailers who get into financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus outbreak can make use of the Emergency Counter set up by the cabinet. Minister Eric Wiebes and State Secretary Mona Keijzer of economic affairs announced this on Saturday.

Horeca entrepreneurs and companies in the entertainment industry that are directly affected by the financial consequences of the corona virus, can call Friday at a digital emergency counter for a one-off amount of 4,000 euros. Wiebes and Keijser add extra groups of entrepreneurs, especially retailers in the non-food sector. Examples include clothing stores.

From next Monday, these entrepreneurs can also use the Entrepreneur Affected Sectors Allowance Covid-19 (TOGS) scheme, also known as the Emergency Desk. The TOGS is specifically intended for companies that are directly affected by government measures to combat the corona virus.

“These are exceptional times that have major consequences for entrepreneurs,” Wiebes and Keijser said in a statement. “That is why the government immediately announced when it announced the Emergency package for jobs and the economy that this package never stands still. Entrepreneurs in the non-food sector may remain open, but they see a sharp drop in their income due to the need for social distancing. Because they we will be widening the arrangement. “

The list of branches and sectors will be updated on Monday.

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