Special Topics


The Sixth State Reform, which was implemented in July 2014, had an important impact on the Flemish Community. There was a transfer of competences combined with a large increase in budget and there was also reform of the financing system of the Regions and Communities. For the Regions this reform resulted in an increase in tax autonomy.

Here you will find some explanatory notes on the increase in tax autonomy, on how the Flemish Region want to exercise its tax power and on the effects for Flanders of one of the more important transfers in competences, i.e. hospital infrastructure.