Spyker’s former CEO Victor Muller is accused of bankruptcy fraud

Spyker’s former CEO Victor Muller is accused of bankruptcy fraud

1. Former Spyker CEO Victor Muller accused of bankruptcy fraud

Spyker Administrator he will submit a report against Victor Muller (63). The former CEO of a Dutch luxury car maker is said to have failed to comply with an agreement on creditor compensation. For example, he would go to creditors behind the manager to buy the debt at a huge discount, according to a letter in FD’s hands. Muller himself thinks it is ‘nonsense’.

Spyker was founded in 1999 as a manufacturer of very unique sports cars. But from 2007 onwards, the then-listed company increasingly received negative news, partly due to problems with payments and production. In 2014, Spyker went bankrupt.

Read also: This is why Spyker has no future

2. Entrepreneurs still owe 16 billion euros to the tax authorities

It is an uncertain time for thousands of businessmen who received tax assistance from the government during the corona. Because although the wave of bankruptcy that was expected for a long time due to this epidemic has not happened, more than 233,000 companies still have a payment arrangement with the Tax Authority related to corona debt.

It’s about total 16 billion euros. From September, the Tax Authorities will collect this amount and the trustee can visit.

3. Absenteeism due to illness is historically high

Absenteeism due to illness among Dutch workers was 5.2 percent last year on historical. More than half a million workers cite work pressure as the main reason for their absenteeism. For organizations with more than a thousand employees, the costs of this absenteeism can reach more than 5 million euros, ABN Amro and MentaVitalis conclude in a report.

Mental complaints such as depression, fatigue and depression were one of the main reasons for absenteeism in 2022. People with mental complaints were absent from work on average twice as much – 38 days – as their colleagues who were absent for other reasons.

4. Camping and caravanning are very popular

Although the caravan industry has stagnated somewhat due to supply problems, the rut hut has survived in the Netherlands very popular. By the end of 2022, 423,000 caravans were registered. In Europe, the number of campers and caravans has increased by about 20 percent to more than 6.3 million in the last five years. In Kips manufacturer they realized that the caravan was a safe alternative during the corona epidemic. But even now that there is a lot to fly again, the trend cannot be corrected, the manufacturer knows.

4. Vandebron first with a tax on solar panels

Vandebron Energy Company provides solar panels to customers to tax from an average of 10 to 20 euros per month. It is expected that many other distributors will soon follow suit. The amount of the tariff depends on the amount of energy that customers supply each year to the national grid during peak periods. More than 70,000 existing panel customers will have to deal with this during the next revision of their rates.

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6. Must read: The economy is faltering, but luxury is brighter than ever

What do you mean by recession? Despite the negative economic outlook, luxury goods are struggling a time of unprecedented wealth. The most popular are Cartier glasses, the NRC knows. Surprisingly, the luxury industry is facing one of its best years. Last year the industry grew by almost 20 percent to 345 billion dollars (311 billion euros), estimated Bain & Company, a consulting firm that helps many luxury brands. The previous year, growth was even stronger: more than 30 percent. A painful sign in times when fewer and fewer people can afford everyday purchases.

7. At the coffee machine: Chocolate bars are more expensive again

Due to the large increase in the price of cocoa and sugar, the chocolate mail will be closed at the end of this year. at least 10 to 15 percent more expensive to be the truth, thinks the chocolate maker Droste. With last year’s price increase, this quickly reaches 25 to 30 percent. In addition to the increase in raw material costs, the company – like many other companies – also has to deal with high transportation, packaging, labor and energy costs.

Cocoa prices on the New York stock exchange are at their highest level in more than ten years.

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