The Dutch government announced its plans for 2024 on Prinsjesdag, on 19 September 2023.
This page is an English-language overview of all the Prinsjesdag plans that may affect you as a business owner. No matter if you are a self-employed professional, an SME owner, or another type of entrepreneur
The proposed changes to the law are published below.
What is the impact on businesses and entrepreneurs?
Attention: These measures are still subject to approval
The plans announced on Prinsjesdag still have to pass through the House of Representatives and the Senate (Tweede en Eerste Kamer), and only become official when declared an Order in Council (Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur, AMvB) or ministerial decree and after publication in the Staatsblad or the Staatscourant.
The third Tuesday in September is traditionally known as Prinsjesdag in the Netherlands. On Prinsjesdag, or Budget Day as it is called abroad, King Willem-Alexander gives the Speech from the Throne. This speech sums up the state of the nation, and outlines the government plans for the coming year. After the Speech, the Minister of Finance presents the chair of the House of Representatives with the National Budget (Rijksbegroting) and the Budget Memorandum (Miljoenennota). These documents describe how government is going to execute its plans, and how much budget is allotted to each plan.
Questions relating to this article?
Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO