Dutch benefits scandal for Thompson Reuters Foundation

The childcare benefits affair is one of the worst scandals that the Dutch state has been involved in this century. It involves the authorities hounding thousands of parents over non-existent or trivial infringements in an anti-fraud frenzy that got out of control and that was skewed towards the most vulnerable members of society and minorities. My first story for the Thompson Reuters Foundation.

Members of the first parliamentary inquiry into the childcare benefits scandal, December 2020

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Ferry

Journalist, writer, programme maker

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