Majority MPs wants to delete part of the Excise Tax Bill (29 November 2021)
During a Parliamentary legislative consultation on the Excise Tax Bill it appeared that a majority of the MPs in the House of Representatives supports an amendment by MP Eelco Heinen (VVD) that skips the proposal of State Secretary Hans Vijlbrief to cancel the excise tax discount for small brewers. More >>
As of Sunday lockdown from 5 PM to 5 AM (26 November 2021)
Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Hugo de Jonge announced tonight at a press conference that, as of next Sunday, there will be a lockdown from 5 PM to 5 AM. Most sectors in society are during these hours shut down, such as catering venues, culture, cinemas, non-essential shops, hairdressers and also amateur sports. More >>
New corona measures for three weeks: catering venues closed at 8 PM (12 November 2021)
Dutch Cabinet announced today a partial lockdown that will last at least three weeks. For catering venues this means a closing time of 8 PM and fixed seats for everyone. More >>
Corona entery pass obligatory for outdoor areas of catering venues (2 November 2021)
As of 6 November 2021, the 'corona entery pass' is obligatory for guests of outdoor seating areas of catering venues. The exception for outdoor areas that has been in force since 25 September 2021 is hereby cancelled. More >>
New bill: one beer excise rate based on alcohol content (28 September 2021)
State Secretary Hans Vijlbrief (D66) today presented a bill that will amend the Excise Act on two points. More >>
Number of children with alcohol poisoning dropped during lockdowns (10 September 2021)
The number of children admitted with alcohol poisoning has fallen sharply during the two lockdowns, according to research by pediatrician Nico van der Lely and PhD student Louise Pigeaud. The results are published in The Journal of Adolescent Health. More >>

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