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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New rules against employing third-country nationals, Malta

02 Junio 2013
  • Malta
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Benefit fraud and investigation directorate, Malta

28 Octubre 2009
  • Malta
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Obligatory training for unemployed persons, Malta

28 Octubre 2009
  • Malta
Over the last number of years, the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) undertook a variety of initiatives to identify abuse of the social security system and reduce the incidence of undeclared work. In particular, ETC found that compulsory courses for unemployed people can serve as an early warning signal to identify abusers of the system who register for work and receive unemployment benefits while also working in the informal economy.
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Media campaign to curb undeclared work, Malta

28 Octubre 2009
  • Malta
Mixed media campaigns can be an effective tool to raise awareness and generate reports from the public regarding the incidence of undeclared work. The Law Compliance Unit of the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) in Malta launched a public information campaign on undeclared work in 2006, which received a large response. ETC found that 1,271 people were claiming unemployment benefits while also working informally.
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