At ETL Global, we are committed to help our clients as well as the other readers of our newsletters to ensure business continuity and safe navigation through the tough challenges evolving in the current dynamic situation.


In the weeks and maybe months to come, we aim to provide all visitors to this site with general guidance on legal and fiscal developments and measures taken in the different countries of the ETL Global Network to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic and its side effects to the greatest extent possible. Some of the information posted through this channel may appear in the respective local language. In case of specific questions or the need to be served in English or another language, please feel free to contact us by e-mailing to


For this first issue, ETL Netherlands has prepared a summary on the various measures Dutch government is taking to support business continuity. Not only through temporary payment of (part of) salaries or lump sum compensations for smaller entrepreneurs, but also by providing extra governmental security to realise improvements for loans and credits for SME’s.

In addition, while immediate deferral of all sort of tax payments is allowed, most Dutch banks grant deferment of payment for six months. The summary also contains several issues on employment matters and it is available in Dutch language for download.


Download ETL Netherlands summary


Moreover, ETL Germany has elaborated an FAQ catalogue in German language on labour law and economic aspects for companies (status 18 March 2020). Even more detailed information on the situation in Germany is displayed on ETL Germany’s homepage.

Download ETL Germany FAQ catalogue


ETL Spain is also constantly working on updates regarding the legal and fiscal measures taken by the Spanish Government. Download an update on changes in tax procedures in English language (status 18 March 2020).
In addition, more information on various aspects (in Spanish language) can be found in the blog of ETL Spain.

Download ETL Spain Tax Procedures


Furthermore, ETL UK provides general advice for employers on their homepage.
More information from other countries will follow in subsequent newsletters.