• Municipalities want more local taxes in their need for money

For municipalities irresponsible financial risks emerge due to the way the national government transfers tasks and cuts budgets. That is the reason why they want a “substantial” increase of local taxes. Thirteen major cities, including Amsterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, yesterday wrote an urgent letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. They want that in a disagreement about financial issues between central and local government an impartial institute takes a decision and , to avoid deadlocks and act arbitrator. Read more (nl) >