The mission of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment is to foster a socially and economically vigorous position for the Netherlands in Europe, with work and income security for everyone. The Minister and State Secretary are responsible for labour market policy, including migration and the free movement of workers, benefits and re-integration, income policy, work-life balance, and policy on working conditions and inspection.
Improved position of employees in case of company restart
29-05-2019 | 14:28
Upon restart of a company following liquidation, all its employees must in principle be employed by the new owner under the same ...
Social assistance scheme for self-employed persons to be simplified
24-05-2019 | 09:11
The regulations for people in financial difficulties who seek social assistance under the Social Assistance (Self-employed ...
Approach to subversive crime strengthened, especially at the regional level
12-07-2018 | 11:10
The current government is deploying hefty investments and a set of legislative measures to combat subversive crime. Especially at ...
Measures to combat financial flows from countries that are not free
29-03-2018 | 16:00
The government is looking at ways to prevent money from foreign countries being used to buy undesirable influence over Dutch ...
No reduction in pension for old age pensioners in ‘cost-sharing’ households
01-06-2017 | 15:09
Single old age pensioners who share a household with their son or daughter will retain their entitlement to the highest rate of ...
Improvements to the quality of childcare
31-05-2017 | 17:45
Next year day nurseries and playgroups will have to meet tougher standards that will improve the standard of care provided to ...