‘More pension for people who work on’

People who continue working past their 65th birthday should get a 5% bonus per year on their state pension, according to social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner quoted in Monday’s Trouw.

The paper says Donner plans to introduce the proposal at the annual spring talks with unions and employers later this month.
Under the minister’s plan, an employee entitled to a full state pension would get 10% extra if he or she works until the age of 67.
People who have not built up a full pension because they have not lived in the Netherlands for the past 50 years would also be able to make up the shortfall.
Most Dutch people currently retire at around the age of 62, Trouw said.

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