Tackling undeclared work database

Undeclared work can be defined as work which is in itself legal but is not declared to the authorities for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes. Across the 28 Member States of the European Union, a great deal of effort is being invested into developing and testing policy measures that aim to tackle undeclared work.

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District employment services for domestic work, Spain

14 August 2013
  • Spain
  In the district of Nazaret in València, an employment office along with a range of other services were created several years ago for women working in domestic services. The initiative was supported by a number of institutions, mainly public and religious, and was managed by an association. The office and services have since evolved and are now offered in a more organised way, and to other groups and occupations. The initiative promotes the creation of employment and of formal work contracts.
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

Measures to regularise and control undeclared work, Spain

02 Juni 2013
  • Spain
  Spain has a long-term problem with undeclared work, which led the former government (the Socialist Party, PSOE) to announce new legislation in order to regulate this situation. The plan was divided into two stages. The first stage granted an amnesty period, free of sanctions, allowing workers to regularise their work situation. In the second stage, more severe sanctions were imposed in an attempt to encourage employers to register their workers with the social security authorities.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: increase penalties, Legitimising undeclared work

Tax and other measures to reduce the public deficit, Spain

02 Juni 2013
  • Spain
  On 30 March 2012, Royal Decree Law 12/2012 introduced various tax and administrative measures aimed at reducing the public deficit. The new law establishes highly relevant modifications in taxation. Of the new tax measures introduced, the most noteworthy are those made in the Corporate Income Tax Law, particularly in relation to the deductibility of financial expenses. There is also a very relevant measure allowing taxpayers, both individuals and entities, to regularise past defaults. The group of measures approved includes many significant initiatives.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: increase penalties, Prevention

Regulating the labour relationship of domestic workers, Spain

02 Juni 2013
  • Spain
  A new regulation covering the working conditions of domestic staff in Spain came into force on 1 January 2012. It affects approximately 700,000 workers, most of whom are women. The new regulation puts household workers on the same level as normal employees in many respects, such as wages and working time. It also offers workers greater social protection by including them in the social security system. The unions have been positive about these measures.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Law to support care of dependent people, Spain

28 Oktober 2009
  • Spain
  On 1 January 2007, the Personal Autonomy and Dependent Care Law (39/2006) came into effect in Spain. It guarantees public support for people who cannot lead independent lives for reasons of illness, disability or age. The diversity of care arrangements covered by the bill will lead to the creation of formal employment and to a regularisation of previously undeclared employment, which is rather common in the field of domestic care.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

Development and improvement of labour inspection, Spain

28 Oktober 2009
  • Spain
 
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  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection