Thursday 23 September 2021

Local councils are failing to develop enough seasonal worker housing

Local councils are failing to develop enough seasonal worker housing

Dutch local authorities are failing to provide enough suitable accommodation for seasonal workers, and opposition from locals is often the reason why, current affairs show Nieuwsuur reported on Sunday evening. The show’s researchers questioned officials in 40 local authority areas which have a large number of seasonal workers and found many had not reached official housing targets. In Westland, where much of the country’s greenhouse horticulture is located, 16,000 mainly eastern Europeans are employed picking crops. But the local council... More >

Two weeks to Brexit residency deadline

The UK’s ambassador to the Netherlands has urged British nationals to submit their applications for residency before the post-Brexit ‘grace period’ ends at the end of the month. The embassy and the Dutch immigration service IND estimate that around 2,000 Dutch-based Britons have not applied for either short-term or permanent residency since the UK left the European Union. Joanna Roper warned that the process would become ‘more difficult’ after the September 30 deadline, though the Dutch government says it will... More >

Not vaccinated and away? You need to test

Changes to the rules for people who are returning to the Netherlands from holiday come into force on Sunday. People who have spent time in a yellow EU country must have a valid coronavirus certificate and those who have not been fully vaccinated or recently recovered from Covid will have to take a test in the country where they are staying before they leave. Yellow countries include popular holiday destinations such as Spain, Italy and Portugal. The test can be... More >