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30 June 2016
Tackling problem debt is high on the agenda of both government and the House of Representatives. It is estimated that 16% of all households in the Netherlands have a problem debt or are at risk of having one. The problem has been the subject of several studies in recent years. Our recent report on it presents an overarching picture of how the government is tackling it. We asked what was known about the organisation and impact of debt assistance, debt management and debt restructuring.
18 May 2016
The Court of Audit expresses an opinion on the reliability of the National Declaration on Accountability Day (the third Wednesday in May) every year. The Netherlands issues the National Declaration to account for the funds it receives from the European Union to implement EU projects. In our Report on the National Declaration 2016, we conclude that the declaration gives a true and fair view of the functioning of the systems in place to manage and control EU funds spent in the Netherlands. It also gives a reliable view of the regularity, accuracy and completeness of the financial transactions down to the level of the final beneficiary. The preparation of the declaration was also on the whole reliable.
18 May 2016
Foreign experts who are seconded to the Netherlands can enjoy a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their gross salary. The scheme, which cost nearly €700 million in 2014, is designed to attract people with scarce expertise to the Netherlands and improve the business climate. Is it working?
21 April 2016
Our audit found that the performance-based funding of the judiciary system introduced in 2002 had helped control costs. The Minister of Security and Justice, however, stopped implementing the system of performance-based funding as originally intended in 2010. A mixed funding model is now in place. The consequences for the quality of the judiciary are uncertain. These findings are presented in our report Funding the Judiciary System: consequences for efficiency.