Record number of interceptions of “under the table” payments
Construction workers are the most likely to work ‘on the black’.
Recent figures reported by the Dutch-speaking press show that the police gave 1,676 formal warnings last year to people working without declaring their income.
The rise can be explained by the economic crisis and stricter regulations on workers. Last year, twice the number of undeclared workers were intercepted than in the whole of the last five years.
The most undeclared workers came from the construction industry, but the hospitality, agriculture and horticulture industries also pay many people “under the table”. In more than half of the cases, offenders were foreigners.
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