Dutch businesses are poorly aware of and prepared for cyberattacks, the Cyber Security Council warned on Wednesday. The Netherlands must take immediate action to make sure businesses have the necessary information to protect themselves against digital threats, the Council said, according to ANP.
Starting next year, all buildings, shops and public transport must become accessible for people with disabilities, the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, decided on Thursday by voting for a 2006 UN treaty stating that disabled people must be able to fully participate in society. Businesses can gradually start with simple adjustments until their buildings are completely accessible
The International Monetary Fund believes that the Dutch tax system encourages the accumulation of debt and has advised the Dutch authorities to address the situation. According to the IMF, both Dutch businesses and individual consumers are guilty of borrowing too much.
Demotion is becoming an increasingly popular option for employers. Almost half of Dutch organizations have demotion on the agenda for their personnel policy.
The government is allocating over 70 million euros into improving vocational higher education. The cabinet gave a go-ahead to 29 projects aimed at innovating vocational training in the Netherlands.
Roughly 65 thousand new companies were created over the course of 2014, with an additional 12 thousand formed in the first quarter of 2015. The increase is mainly caused by a growing number of sole proprietorships, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Wednesday.
The VVD has submitted a motion that academics should be able to obtain their doctorate in companies. VVD Parliamentarian Pieter Duisenberg expects that better cooperation between business life and higher education will ensure that more university graduates obtain their doctorates
The new money-transfer system for all European companies, organizations and persons is coming into effect today. Single European Payments Area (SEPA) requires money transfers to be performed with longer, 18-number code international bank account numbers, or IBAN numbers, De Volkskrant reports.
According to insurer Univé, 43 percent of entrepreneurs do not opt for sufficient coverage because they have a working partner, become ill unexpectedly, or have savings.
The Ministry of Education has renewed plans for vocational training, in which courses are pressed to direct the studies towards the needs of the region where they are based, so that students can be better prepared to fulfill the needs of the regional labour market.
Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.
The number of businesses going bankrupt is 15 percent lower this year than last according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Dutch telecom company KPN is set to cut jobs and save costs once again in the next two years, as between 1500 and 2000 jobs will be axed.
In the first three months of this year the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS), reported the highest number of bankruptcies in a quarter since measurements started 30 years ago.