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Improvements to the quality of childcare

Next year day nurseries and playgroups will have to meet tougher standards that will improve the standard of care provided to ...

News item | 31-05-2017 | 17:45

Basic health insurance to be expanded again in 2018

The basic health insurance package is to be expanded again in 2018. No treatments will be withdrawn from the package, but a ...

News item | 19-05-2017 | 00:09

Changes to social benefit schemes and employment provisions as of 1 January 2017

News item | 23-12-2016 | 10:32

Longer paternity leave for partners

In the future the partners of women who give birth will be entitled to five days of paid leave; three days more than is currently ...

News item | 09-09-2016 | 15:09

No cut in state pension for victims of war

Recognised victims of war will not have their old age state pension (AOW) cut, regardless of where they live. The cabinet ...

News item | 08-07-2016 | 14:00

Participation statement to be mandatory part of civic integration exam

A ‘participation statement’ is to be made a mandatory part of the Netherlands’ civic integration process. This means that all ...

News item | 08-07-2016 | 14:00

Statutory minimum wage as of 1 July 2016

The statutory minimum wage and the minimum wage for people under 23 will rise on 1 July 2016.

News item | 26-05-2016 | 10:26

Road haulage clients liable for underpayment

Clients are also to become liable for underpayment in road haulage. An amendment to the Sham Employment Arrangements Act will ...

News item | 15-01-2016 | 16:57

Government: staying means participating

Refugees with a residence permit must start participating in Dutch society as soon as possible. Learning the Dutch language and ...

News item | 27-11-2015 | 17:38

More compliance checks on EU workers’ rights and employment conditions

As of 18 June 2016, the Netherlands will have more scope for enforcing the Posting of Workers Directive. By introducing a ...

News item | 09-10-2015 | 17:54