The Hague cuts funding to public bodies which pay bosses too much
Friday 07 September 2012
The Hague city council has agreed to cut grants and subsidies to a number of institutions which pay more than the recommended maximum for public sector workers.
The Netherlands has an official limit of €193,000 for senior public officials – in line with the prime minister’s basic salary.
Five healthcare institutes, two housing corporations, student housing body Duwe, the probation service and Leiden University will now get less city council cash, ranging from €8,000 to almost €22,000, Nos television said.
The council agreed to take such steps last year but this is the first time they have actually taken action.
On Thursday, the Financieele Dagblad reported one in three housing corporation bosses earns more than the official maximum.
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