Clarity required on effects of spending cuts and reforms

Court of Audit calls for responsible reforms, regularity in order

With the Netherlands in the grip of the international financial crisis and the credit crunch, information on the consequences of sweeping measures is very important. Citizens and businesses must know what impact spending cuts and tax increases will have on them. The government must therefore clearly explain what responsibilities the government does or no longer bears when it introduces spending cuts or reforms. In a report entitled State of Central Government Accounts 2011 published on 16 May 2012, the Court of Audit calls for responsible spending cuts and reforms.