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Tackling undeclared work in the European Union

Until now, national governments have found it difficult to know what policy approaches and measures are effective and appropriate when tackling undeclared work. There has been little systematic sharing of information on what works and what does not.

To resolve this, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions employed a team of researchers to begin to create a ‘knowledge hub’. Led by Professor Colin Williams of the School of Management, a review has been published of the effectiveness of the policy measures adopted in five countries – Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom (UK). Further countries will be included over time.

An overview report has also been produced on Tackling Undeclared Work in the European Union to provide a typology of the potential approaches and measures available against which the approaches currently adopted can be compared.

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