Good behaviour certificates on the rise

The number of requests for certificates of good behaviour, known as VOGs, reached 116,146 in the first three months of this year, compared with 277,000 in 2006 as a whole, the Volkskrant reports on Friday.

Certificates are only compulsory for taxi drivers, teachers and people working at financial institutions but are becoming increasingly popular with other employers, the paper says.

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