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Hard lockdown costs catering 200 million per week | Law against letterbox companies

Complete closure costs catering entrepreneurs 200 million euros per week. That is what the economists of ABN Amro calculated. The picture for the new year is also not rosy for many entrepreneurs: the lockdown, uncertainty, rising prices and labor shortages are putting a brake on growth in all kinds of sectors.

The European Commission is introducing a law to combat letterbox companies. And that could become annoying for the Netherlands. According to the most recent estimates, our country has more than 12,000 conduit companies, together accounting for 4,500 billion euros on the balance sheet. Among other things, the new law states that companies must be able to prove that they do not transfer money.

The entry rules for the Netherlands are getting stricter. If you want to enter our country from a non-Schengen country, you must take a PCR test 48 hours in advance and a rapid test 24 hours in advance from today. This also applies to vaccinees.

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This piece was the most shared yesterday: It seemed a bit calmer on the gas market for a while, but now the gas price is going through the roof again. And the prospects for the coming months are not very good either.

We think you should also read this: The caretaker cabinet is coming up with a bag of money for entrepreneurs who incur extra losses due to the rapid implementation of the hard lockdown. They will receive more generous compensation from the government this quarter.

And you may have missed this yesterday: Bol.com wants to make parcel delivery more sustainable, and opts for the bicycle. The company takes over bicycle delivery service Cycloon, which already employs 800 bicycle couriers and 600 postal deliverers.

This could come along at the (digital) coffee machine:

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