Also in the expenditures we see a large increase, as a result of the Sixth State Reform, in the initial budget draft 2018 (IB 2018) compared to the realisations 2014. The largest increases are situated in Welfare, Public Health and Family and in Employment and Social Economy.
The Sixth State Reform not only significantly increased the expenditures of the Flemish Community in absolute terms, but also changed the proportion of the different policy areas in the expenditure budget. Before the state reform almost 40% of the expenditures went to Education and Training. After the sixth state reform the proportion of Education and Training decreased to 30%, although increasing in amount. At the same time we see an increase from 15% to 26% for Welfare, Public Health and Family Affairs and from 5% to 8% for Employment and Social Economy.