Various local authorities are also taking measures to support citizens and businesses experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus crisis. These include the local authorities in Almere, Zutphen, Oisterwijk, Goirle, Harderwijk, Gorinchem, Wierden, Schagen and Noordwijk. The support available varies and includes the suspension of tourist tax and the deferment and delayed collection of municipal levy payments.
Water boards have also decided to grant a deferment of payments to businesses that have found themselves in financial difficulties due to the coronavirus crisis. Various water boards are also suspending the collection of taxes and are paying invoices more quickly.
Urgency in granting permits and awarding contracts
In addition, water boards are doing everything they can to ensure that permits are still being granted and contracts awarded to companies, so that civil and hydraulic engineering work can continue.