Nearly half of SMEs use government financial support

CBS, which investigated this on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, looked at businesses employing 2 to 250 people and zoomed in on three schemes. In this way, affected entrepreneurs could receive 4,000 euros to bridge the corona period, the so-called TOGS scheme. In addition, companies could apply for wage support, the NOW scheme, under which the government pays up to 90 percent of the employee’s salary, provided he or she is not dismissed. So companies could also apply for a postponement of the payment of tax.