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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Joint effective control on undeclared work, Bulgaria

02 Junio 2013
  • Bulgaria
 
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Deterrence: increase penalties

New rules against employing third-country nationals, Malta

02 Junio 2013
  • Malta
  • Type of measure:

Fiscal Rescue Operation, Portugal

02 Junio 2013
  • Portugal
  The objective of the Fiscal Rescue Operation introduced by the Portuguese government in 2008 was the recovery of tax revenues diverted by companies. During the operation, the Tax General-Directorate DGCI recovered €435 million in tax revenues, an average of €1.8 million daily.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Legitimising undeclared work

Fair Play project, Iceland

02 Junio 2013
  • Iceland
  In close cooperation between social partners in Iceland, two campaigns were launched between mid-2011 and summer 2012, called the Fair Play campaigns. Both campaigns were targeted at creating fairer competition between companies and safeguarding employees’ rights by stamping out undeclared work. The campaigns were launched through the media as well as by printed flyers highlighting how undeclared work is a threat to the welfare of Icelandic society.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Tax reforms to create new jobs, Turkey

02 Junio 2013
  • Turkey
  To take away barriers to formalisation and to reduce the costs of labour, the Turkish government introduced a series of tax reforms aimed mainly at reducing the tax burden for companies and employees. Since 2006, these reforms have resulted in the creation of many additional formal jobs.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Connecting fiscal devices to the National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria

02 Junio 2013
  • Bulgaria
  The severe drop in state revenues following the economic crisis of 2008 led to a renewed public interest in the undeclared work debate. Since 2008, Bulgaria has experienced high revenue losses and a higher level of tax evasion. To address this situation, the government decided to connect the fiscal devices of all trade entities with the computer system of the National Revenue Agency in real time. The measure aims to strengthen the government’s administration of taxes and curtail informal activities.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

One-stop shop business registration, Croatia

02 Junio 2013
  • Croatia
 
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Action plans to combat undeclared work, Latvia

02 Junio 2013
  • Latvia
 
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: increase penalties, Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Trade union study on the informal economy, Romania

02 Junio 2013
  • Romania
  The National Trade Union Bloc carried out a study evaluating the magnitude of the informal economy and its impact on the Romanian labour market. According to the study, informal employment in Romania in March 2011 involved 2.9 million persons, 31.4% of total employment, while employment in the informal sector accounted for 1.2 million persons, 13.1% of total employment.  
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising

Customer Liability and Fraud Prevention Acts, Austria

02 Junio 2013
  • Austria
  A variety of measures have been implemented in recent years in order to tackle social fraud practices in Austria, which have especially (but not exclusively) occurred in the construction sector. Two laws have recently been passed that make the subcontracting of ‘bogus’ companies more difficult. The 2009 Customer Liability Act targets construction companies subcontracting work to other companies. The 2011 Fraud Prevention Act aims to remove the unfair competitive advantage of some market players over others.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Prevention

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