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Help with energy bills SME (price cap)

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Effective date: Not yet known

There may be additional measures to help Dutch SMEs deal with energy bills (such as a price cap). Find out more.

What changes?

Is your business (SME) affected by high energy prices? The government wants to introduce a temporary price cap on energy prices. This price cap will probably also apply to some SMEs.

There may also be a special subsidy scheme for energy-intensive SMEs (such as bakeries, garden centres, and saunas).

It is not yet known when the proposed temporary price cap will be introduced. One possible date is 1 January 2023. There may be an interim version of the price cap from 1 November 2022.

If and when the subsidy scheme for energy-intensive SMEs will start is not yet clear.

For whom?

  • SME entrepreneurs who need help with energy bills.


It is not yet known when these changes in law will come into force.

Please note: The effective date of this measure is not yet final. Entry into force is subject to its passing through the Upper and Lower Houses (Eerste en Tweede Kamer) of parliament or proclamation of the Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and publication in the Staatsblad or Staatscourant (Government Gazette, in Dutch).

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