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  1. Audit of crisis measures in response to high energy prices

    The Netherlands Court of Audit is investigating the effect in the Netherlands of various energy crisis measures the government ...

    News item | 30-11-2023 | 00:00

  2. No control of failing youth protection

    The Dutch government transferred responsibility for youth protection to municipalities in 2015. Its aim was to reduce the overall ...

    News item | 13-04-2023 | 13:00

  3. Hidden costs of the National Energy Retrofit Fund

    The National Energy Retrofit Fund (ERF) is a scheme to make homes sustainable. By the end of 2021, the fund (initially called the ...

    News item | 13-12-2022 | 13:00

  4. Part of government expenditure on Covid-19 support deferred until 2021

    The government is expected to spend a total of €31.4 billion in 2020 on mitigating the consequences of the coronavirus crisis. ...

    News item | 10-12-2020 | 10:00

  5. Court of Audit to look into ‘operation to rectify repayment of childcare benefits’

    The House of Representatives of the Dutch parliament has asked the Netherlands Court of Audit to look into the way in which the ...

    News item | 30-11-2020 | 00:00

  6. Citizens and businesses not yet at centre of basic registers

    Citizens and businesses find it too complicated to correct errors in the government’s basic registers. They still cannot report ...

    News item | 18-06-2019 | 16:00

  7. Households with children suffer from benefit debt more frequently and for longer

    Households with children and households with an annual income of between approximately €20,000 and €71,000 (i.e. between the ...

    News item | 13-06-2019 | 15:30

  8. Billions placed in revolving funds but little accountability

    The Dutch government is increasingly using revolving funds to achieve social goals, for example to encourage domestic energy ...

    News item | 16-04-2019 | 17:30

  9. Early application for long-term care does not increase likelihood of access

    The likelihood of someone receiving care under the Long-Term Care Act (WLZ) is not affected by the municipality in which he or ...

    News item | 06-06-2018 | 00:00

  10. Adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties: gap between problem and government policy

    Results of government policy on functional illiteracy uncertain

    News item | 20-04-2016 | 12:57

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