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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Services vouchers, Belgium

02 Birželis 2013
  • Belgium
  On 1 January 2004, the Belgian federal government launched a system of services vouchers in a new attempt to boost job creation by promoting the demand for domestic services and proximity services and to offer an alternative to the local employment agencies’ scheme.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

Local employment agencies, Belgium

02 Birželis 2013
  • 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.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

Social information and investigation service, Belgium

02 Birželis 2013
  • Belgium
  The federal government of Belgium has set up the Social Information and Investigation Service to intensify and streamline the fight against social welfare benefit fraud. This new organisation is specifically designed to improve coordination between the various parties involved in fraud prevention. As part of this initiative, the competencies of social welfare inspectors have also been extended.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

LIMOSA, Belgium

03 Spalis 2011
  • Belgium
  The international migration information system LIMOSA (Landenoverschrijdend Informatiesysteem Migratie Onderzoek Sociaal Administratief) is a federal government project which has been set up to prepare the country for the complete opening of the labour market for workers from the new EU Member States on 1 May 2009. LIMOSA represents an instrument of control in the fight against fraud and the unfair competition of foreign workers who accept work at below-market wages and disregard Belgian labour laws and regulations.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Prevention

Service vouchers, Belgium

03 Spalis 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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OASIS, Belgium

28 Spalis 2009
  • Belgium
  The Social Inspection Services Anti-fraud Organisation (Organisation Anti-fraude des Services d’Inspection Sociale, OASIS) is a data warehouse, set up in 2001 in the framework of a common anti-fraud project organised by federal government ministries and national offices. OASIS is designed to combat social security fraud in a systematic and structured way. The data used by OASIS is supplied through the information channels of the Crossroads Bank for Social Security (Kruispuntbank van de Sociale Zekerheid, KSZ).  
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  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

E-government in social security sector, Belgium

28 Spalis 2009
  • Belgium
Over the last 10 years, Belgium has developed and pioneered a policy of electronic collection and exchange of administrative data in its social security system. It is believed that specific measures seeking to spread electronic government processes (e-government) throughout all bodies involved in the social security system could strengthen measures seeking to combat social and fiscal fraud. On 2 July 2008, the country’s Council of Ministers launched its first global action plan seeking to combat social and fiscal fraud in Belgium.
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Social information and investigation service, Belgium

28 Spalis 2009
  • Belgium
  The federal government of Belgium has set up the Social Information and Investigation Service (Service d’inspection et de recherche sociales/Sociale Inlichtingen- en Opsporingsdienst, SIRS/SIOD) to intensify and streamline the fight against social welfare benefit fraud. This new organisation is specifically designed to improve coordination between the various parties involved in fraud prevention. As part of this initiative, the competencies of social welfare inspectors have also been extended.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection

Dimona, Belgium

28 Spalis 2009
  • Belgium
  Dimona (Déclaration IMmédiate/ONmiddellijke Aangifte) is an electronic system all employers are requested to use to register a new employee with the National Office for Social Security (Rijksdienst voor Sociale Zekerheid, RSZ). Every time an employee is hired by or leaves an employer, an electronic notification is submitted to all social security agencies.  
  • Type of measure:

    Deterrence: improve detection, Prevention