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Focus on work in civic integration exam

From 1 January 2015, the civic integration examination will contain a stronger focus on work. The Government wants to get more ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 16:05

Language learning on social assistance benefit

The government is requiring recipients of social assistance benefit to improve their Dutch language skills and thus boost their ...

News item | 27-06-2014 | 08:45

Export of child benefit and child budget to stop

The House of Representatives has approved the bill submitted by Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, to ...

News item | 17-06-2014 | 12:16

More say for parents and index-linked hourly rates in childcare

Parents with children in childcare will get more say about the care their children receive. As of 1 July 2015 all childcare ...

News item | 23-05-2014 | 10:47

As of 1 November 2014 the basic civic integration exam for those abroad will change

The changes primarily lie in the way in which the exam is taken. Whereas the exam is currently taken by telephone, as of 1 ...

News item | 21-05-2014 | 17:11

Equal pay for equal work is top priority for EU, says Asscher

Ensuring equal pay for equal work for workers in the same country will be one of the most important tasks facing the next ...

News item | 09-05-2014 | 16:02

OECD report on the job market for older workers sent to Parliament

On 16 April Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Asscher presented the report ‘Ageing and Employment Policies: Netherlands ...

News item | 16-04-2014 | 14:26

Government obliges companies to involve works councils in executive pay

Large companies with 50 or more employees will soon be obliged to disclose what their senior managers earn relative to ordinary ...

News item | 07-03-2014 | 15:02

Phased disclosure of inspection data

The Cabinet has approved a proposal by Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher to release reliable and ...

News item | 21-02-2014 | 15:40

Municipalities to pilot ‘participation statements’ for newcomers to the Netherlands

Municipalities are to start pilot projects with 'participation statements' for newcomers to the Netherlands. The statements will ...

News item | 19-12-2013 | 19:37