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.
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...
Basic health insurance to be expanded again in 2018
19-05-2017 | 00:09
The basic health insurance package is to be expanded again in 2018. No treatments will be withdrawn from the package, but a...
Longer paternity leave for partners
09-09-2016 | 15:09
In the future the partners of women who give birth will be entitled to five days of paid leave; three days more than is...
Participation statement to be mandatory part of civic integration exam
08-07-2016 | 14:00
A ‘participation statement’ is to be made a mandatory part of the Netherlands’ civic integration process. This means that all...