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chapter 2

chapter 2

The government around us

The government is involved with us in all kinds of ways. The national government makes laws and takes care of things such as dykes, education, healthcare, benefits, police and the administration of law. Money is needed to pay for all of those services. The government receives this money by levying taxes. The Netherlands has a progressive system for income tax. Apart from this, national insurance contributions are paid. These contributions are used in turn to pay out benefits, such as the OAP.

Upon the introduction of the euro, agreements were made about the level of the government deficit and the level of the national debt in percentages of the national income.

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What is a National Dept? (video 2 min.)
How old is taxation? (video 2 min.)

glossary

Glossary chapter 2


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exercises

Exercises (Word)