Contribution Employer's Expenses - NOW 3

Period: October  - December 2020

Employers may apply for a contribution in their employment expenses over the last quarter of 2020 (October - December). Applications can be filed UWV starting mid November 2020. This temporary measure is for a period of three months to financially support employers experiencing a revenue loss of at least 20 percent due to the corona situation.


Conditions for the NOW III financial support package:

  • Loss of sales over the final quarter 2020 should be minimal 20 percent

This main adjustments in the NOW program for the 4th quarter are:

  • The support period has been reduced from 4 to 3 months
  • The sales loss is also calculated of the 3 months period
  • Employer's expenses may be reduced up to 10 percent of the total employment expenses (loonsom)
  • No penalty support reduction applied for lay offs due to corporate financial stress 
Loss in sales to be calculated over the quarterly average of the previous calendar year. Thus, compare your current quarter four sales with 1/4 of the sales total over 2019.