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Stibbe wins procedure for municipality of The Hague

Stibbe wins procedure for municipality of The Hague

Stibbe wins procedure for municipality of The Hague

02.07.2019 NL law

Following the introduction of a new national financial distribution model, the large municipalities of The Hague, 's-Hertogenbosch, Amersfoort and Utrecht have been allocated insufficient government funds to finance social security payments. On 1 July 2019, the Central Appeals Tribunal ruled that this was unlawful and instructed the Ministry of Social Affairs to find a new distribution method.

The municipalities welcome this decision; all the more so since they are increasingly being tasked with greater responsibilities from the government without adequate funding. The judgment is also important in a more general sense because it sets a new, higher, standard for the assessment of generally binding regulations. From now on, these assessments will be more critical and more intensive.

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