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2 September 2014
The Court of Audit published an audit report on the implementation and impact of increasing insurance premium tax on 3 September 2014. The report is one in a series entitled Zicht op bezuinigingen (Insight into Spending Cuts). It has been sent to the House of Representatives and published on www.rekenkamer.nl. A background document with underlying information has also been posted on the website.
The report explains how the step-by step increase in the tax rate on insurance premiums has affected the State’s revenue, how much extra an average family has since paid in insurance premiums and tax and the social impact of this government measure.
2 September 2014
The Court of Audit published an audit report on the reform of the tax credit available for green investments on 2 September 2014. The report is one in a series entitled Zicht op bezuinigingen (Insight into Spending Cuts). In it, the Court explains the practical impact and social consequences of various government measures taken to improve public finances.
This present report considers the savings the government has achieved by reforming the taxation of green investments and compares the actual savings with the government´s estimates. It also considers how much capital private investors have invested in green funds since the government took the measures.
2 July 2014
On 2 July 2014 the Netherlands Court of Audit sent a letter to the President of the Dutch House of Representatives.
In this letter we request attention for independent external control on the supervision on banks.
As off 4 November 2014 the European Central Bank (ECB) will supervise the 128 significant banks of the Eurozone.
From that moment on, the Netherlands Court of Audit can no longer audit the supervision on the significant banks in the Netherlands.
23 June 2014
There are different views on the financial health of the secondary education sector. According to the Secondary Education Council, schools are just keeping their heads above water but the General Union of Education (AOB) believes the sector is in perfect health. The State Secretary for Education, Culture and Science (OCW) asked the Court of Audit to examine the adequacy of the structural funding of secondary education. Our recent audit attempted to answer why some secondary schools can manage with the funding they receive and others cannot. The purpose of our audit was to determine to what extent the financial problems faced by some schools are caused by external factors or by internal factors, and to help future-proof the sector’s financial situation.
4 June 2014
Housing associations have attracted controversy in recent years for their alleged financial mismanagement. They are currently the subject of a parliamentary inquiry. We have audited how the supervision of social housing has functioned since 1996. Our audit report is intended to assist the inquiry committee by providing information on the supervision of social housing exercised by the Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector (W&R). The Minister supervises the associations’ effective, efficient, regular and honest performance of their core public duty: building, managing and letting out sufficient affordable homes.
21 May 2014
The National Declaration 2014 accounts for the €1,286 million in EU funds that the Netherlands spent under shared management with the European Commission in 2013. In the Court of Audit’s opinion, the Declaration is in order. The government’s declaration to account for its use of the funds gives a good view of the management and use of EU funds in the Netherlands. However, it still contains no information on the Netherlands’ remittances to the EU. Despite our repeated requests for it to do so, the government does not wish to include this information in the National Declaration.
The Court of Audit also notes that there is a risk of EU funds being spent ineffectively and inefficiently. EU funds are first allocated to the member states. Only then does the Commission assess the programmes being funded. The Commission intends to manage more by results in the 2014-2020 programming period. The funds received by the member states will then be determined in part by the member states’ achieveme