Pressure mounts on state pension age

A government commission set up to look at ways of getting more people into work is considering a two-year raise in the state pension age, sources told RTL news.

A one-month delay every year from 2016 would result in a two-year raise to 67 by 2040, when the ageing of the population is set to be at its height, the sources said.
Last week, social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner published a report calling for more flexibility about retirement and recommending extra money for people who worked past the age of 65.
Earlier, it emerged that the commission is also considering cuts in unemployment benefit.
The commission, under the leadership of TNT CEO Peter Baker was set up after ministers failed to reach a deal on reforming redundancy laws. It is to due to make its formal recommendations in mid-June.

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