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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Central monitoring system for tourism, Montenegro

02 Junio 2013
  • Montenegro
  Tourism is one of Montenegro’s most important economic sectors. However it seems that a large part of its activity is carried out without the knowledge of the authorities, as much of the work is undeclared. Therefore efforts are being made to develop a system that will enable clear monitoring of the tourism sector.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Changes to standard contract in public procurement, Cyprus

02 Junio 2013
  • Cyprus
  The Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance has introduced several measures to combat undeclared and illegal employment in Cyprus. Among these is the tightening of obligations and penalties in public work contracts in order to support the enforcement of labour legislation.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: increase penalties, Prevention

Tool to measure labour costs in construction, Italy

02 Junio 2013
  • Italy
  The social partners in the construction sector defined a set of ‘appropriateness’ parameters in October 2010 to be used to assess the regularity of firms in terms of the incidence of labour on total costs. The parameters are designed to promote the regularisation of undeclared work. At present, an experimental phase is still under way.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Measures to curb employing migrants illegally, Slovakia

02 Junio 2013
  • Slovakia
  As a result of the opening of the Slovak labour market in 2004, illegal migration to the country increased. To prevent illegal immigration, including illegal employment, specific measures were adopted in 2011 by amendments to the Act No. 223/2011. The adopted legislation also transposed the EU Directive on illegal migration and improved cooperation between partner institutions.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Deterrence: increase penalties

Strengthening non-financial sanctions, France

02 Junio 2013
  • France
  This measure aims to prevent employers from using undeclared workers by increasing the use of non-financial penalties. The aim is to reduce the prevalence of undeclared work and to encourage employers to comply with the law. Penalties can include being barred from tendering for public works for a period, being excluded from receiving financial support from the state or being forced to close down the establishment for three months.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: increase penalties, Prevention

Mandatory employment contract for undeclared workers, Slovenia

02 Junio 2013
  • Slovenia
  In December 2006 the Prevention of Illegal Work and Employment Act was amended with a new provision to protect workers. It imposes a duty to conclude an employment contract for an indefinite period to any employer who is caught employing unemployed or inactive persons on an undeclared basis. The authority that ensures the implementation of this measure is the Labour Inspectorate (Inšpektorat Republike Slovenije za delo, IRSD). Although the measure was first adopted in 2006, its effects were not seen until 2007 and beyond.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

National campaign on undeclared work, Portugal

02 Junio 2013
  • Portugal
  An awareness and information campaign is under preparation in Portugal based on the need to increase the public's awareness about the risks of undeclared work, particularly as far as sanctions are concerned. The campaign targets the following groups having different types of responsibilities and interventions: citizens in general, children and young people, employers and those at decision-making level; and workers.  
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising, Changing attitudes: commitment to tax morality

Service vouchers, Belgium

03 Octubre 2011
  • Belgium
The system of ‘Local employment agencies’ (Agences locales pour l’emploi/Plaatselijke werkgelegenheidsagentschappen, ALE/PWA) was the first attempt to transfer certain household services into the formal labour market in Belgium. Up to then, many of these services were made available through undeclared work. Through the ALE/PWA, long-term unemployed people can carry out neighbourhood services for private persons, local authorities, non-profit associations or schools for up to 45 hours a month.
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Voluntary Work Teams, Poland

03 Octubre 2011
  • Poland
The Voluntary Work Teams (Ochotnicze Hufce Pracy, OHP) function as a state-run budgetary unit supervised by the Minister of Labour and Social Policy (Ministerstwo Pracy i Polityki Społecznej, MPiPS). They provide educational activities for teenagers and young people aged below 25 years who have not completed their formal education and need to combine school with vocational training. Ultimately, the aim of the OHP is to prevent unemployed young people from taking up undeclared work.
  • Type of measure:

Joint Fashion Industry Teams, United Kingdom

03 Octubre 2011
  • United Kingdom
  The creation of Joint Fashion Industry Teams (JoFITs) targeting the clothing and fashion industry was intended to facilitate greater cooperation across central government departments at the operational level. These area-based teams brought together civil servants from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Jobcentre Plus government agency to combat undeclared work in the clothing and fashion industry.  
  • Type of measure:

    Prevention

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