The Dutch budget deficit next year is set to reach 1.5% while the economy will grow 2.4%, leaked official figures show, the Telegraaf reports.
The figures are included in the annual Macro Economische Verkenning or macro-economic outlook which will be published by the government’s economic policy advisor CPB to coincide with the budget next week.
The figures also show unemployment will remain relatively high at around 6.7% next year, the paper said. This week CPB economists and civil servants will make their final adjustments to the figures.
The government will publish its 2016 spending plans next Tuesday. Several policy changes have already been leaked, including measures to ensure all pre-school children spend time in daycare, whether or not their parents work.
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