News - Social services
15 news items on Social services
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Adults with literacy and numeracy difficulties: gap between problem and government policy
Results of government policy on functional illiteracy uncertain
Regional differences in long-term health care use difficult to explain
Government’s planned saving of €500 million uncertain