Sunday 15 September 2019

Malen fires PSV to top of Eredivisie with five-goal haul

Malen fires PSV to top of Eredivisie with five-goal haul

A five-goal haul by Donyell Malen propelled PSV Eindhoven to the top of the Eredivisie for the first time this season, while Ajax also won to set up a top-of-the-table showdown next weekend. Malen provided the perfect reply to national team coach Ronald Koeman’s criticism that he needed to score more goals as he single-handedly took apart Vitesse Arnhem’s defence in the first half. The 20-year-old added two late penalties to become the first player since Bas Dost in 2011... More >

Official property values hit new high

Official property values in the Netherlands – which are used to calculate local taxes for home owners – have risen for the fourth year in a row, national statistics office CBS said on Friday. The average WOZ property value in the Netherlands on January 1 was €248,000, the CBS said, a rise of nearly 8% on the previous year and the highest ever level. WOZ values lag behind actual property prices because they are based on the sales price of... More >

Ending grants has not hit student numbers

Scrapping student grants in 2015 has not had an impact on the number of Dutch teenagers signing up for college and university, according to education ministry research. The number of new students has remained virtually unchanged, education minister Ingrid van Engelshoven told MPs on Friday. This, the minister said, was a ‘positive sign’ that equal access to education is being maintained, broadcaster NOS reported. Earlier this month, the Dutch Labour party did a u-turn and is now calling for the... More >

Budget leaks: spending power boost ahead?

Spending power will go up across the board next year but middle incomes will benefit the most, RTL Nieuws said on Friday. The broadcaster based its claim on leaked documents ahead of next Tuesday’s budget, which will include the formal spending power forecasts. People on middle incomes – around €38,000 a year – will enjoy a 2% increase in spending power but low income households will also benefit, RTL said. The increase will be paid for by a delay in... More >

Waiting lists for nursing home places grow

Waiting list numbers for a place in a local nursing home or for home nursing support continue to soar, reaching nearly 14,000 people by July, the NRC reported on Friday. The total of people looking for a place in a home near to their current address or for care services has risen by over 1,000 since February, and 4,000 people have been waiting for more than six months. The shortage of nurses and the increase in demand due to the... More >

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