Care and rent allowances continue to rise, childcare allowance lower again
Dutch central government paid just over 10.4 billion euros in income-related allowances for housing, health care and children in 2013. Spending on care allowances, in particular, rose, to 5.1 billion...
Substantially higher spending on care allowance in 2011
The Dutch government paid 4.7 billion euro in care allowances in 2011, nearly 0.9 billion more than one year previously. The increase is related to an increase in the standard premium for health care...
Ten percent fewer people without medical insurance in 2010
On 1 May 2010 136 thousand people living in the Netherlands were not insured for medical costs. This is 10 percent fewer than twelve months previously.
Allowances for health care and childcare increase further
The Dutch government spent nearly 10 billion euro on income-dependent allowances for housing, care and childcare in 2009. This is half a billion more than in 2008.