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When is an employer entitled to support (NOW3)

When is an employer entitled to support?

Your employer is eligible for support through NOW 3 if he loses at least 20 percent of sales due to the corona crisis and measures. This was also the case with NOW 1 and 2. This threshold will be raised: from the second period (January 2021) it will be 30 percent. Furthermore, the condition again applies that your employer may not pay out bonuses and dividends or buy back own shares.

Amount of the subsidy

If your employer receives support through NOW 3, he will receive a certain percentage of all costs he incurs in salaries (the wage bill). This percentage will be phased out per period:
• Period 1: maximum 80 percent of the wage bill
• Period 2: maximum 70 percent of the wage bill
• Period 3: maximum 60 percent of the wage bill

What percentage of the wage bill your employer receives depends on the loss of turnover: the lower the loss of turnover, the lower the compensation. This is how it works per period:

• Period 1
100 percent loss of turnover -> 80 percent of the wage bill
75 percent loss of turnover -> 60 percent of the wage bill
50 percent loss of turnover -> 40 percent of the wage bill
• Period 2
100 percent loss of turnover -> 70 percent of the wage bill
75 percent loss of turnover -> 52,5 percent of the wage bill
50 percent loss of turnover -> 35 percent of the wage bill
• Period 3
100 percent loss of turnover -> 60 percent of the wage bill
75 percent loss of turnover -> 45 percent of the wage bill
50 percent loss of turnover -> 30 percent of the wage bill

In addition, there is a maximum compensation per employee: twice the daily wage, which amounts to € 9.538 per month. In the third period, this maximum is reduced to one time the daily wage. During the entire NOW 3 period, your employer will receive a fixed surcharge of 40 percent, with which he can continue to contribute to employer's costs, such as your holiday pay and pension.