Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:42
Collections bailiffs earn millions more than allowed
Collections bailiffs earn millions of euros more than is allowed. In 2013 this amounted to almost 40 million euros, this year the amount has already reached 13 million euros. This is according to confidential financial information from, among others, the Royal Association of Bailiffs, which is in the hands of the Financieele Dagblad. "The bailiffs do not want to make the figures public. According to the chairman of the trade association the citizens Henk and Ingrid would not understand that bailiffs make millions of euros", Vasco van der Boon, journalist at the FD, said to BNR. Van der Boon explained that this is not prohibited as such. "But it is strange that a bailiff, who is a office holder, and thus does official work, does not want to disclose how much money he earns from commercial sidelines." These bailiffs are in conflict with the laws and regulations, and that lies in the costs incurred by the bailiffs. "Tens of millions of euros have been laid on top of the cost of communications per year. That is not allowed by the laws and regulations. Bailiffs can not calculate a profit for their work." According to Van der Boon, these bailiffs make profit by calculating up to 7 euros for an official message, while they themselves pay only 5 cents per message. "Thus they make euros profit per message."