Does the Council provide funding?

The Council does not provide any funding. It does, however, subsidise the costs of a number of institutions, such as:

  • the Labour Foundation [Stichting van de Arbeid];
  • provincial advisory and consultation bodies; and
  • the Foundation for Annual Reporting [Stichting voor de Jaarverslaggeving].

The Labour Foundation receives 75 percent of its funding from the Council and the rest from national employers’ federations and trade union confederations. The provincial advisory and consultation bodies receive from the Council, up to a maximum of EUR 49.000 per body, per annum. Seven-twelfths of the budget of the Foundation for Annual Reporting is subsidised by the Council. Together, these subsidies account for 10 percent of the Council’s expenses.