Pensions

The pension dialogue between the government, the pensions sector, and the public has shown that there is broad support for reforming the Dutch pension system. The new government will continue the reform efforts. The coalition agreement shows that the new government particularly wants to further explore the possibility of personal pension assets, while retaining collective risk sharing. The government also wants to abolish the average pension contribution system; the Social and Economic Council (SER) is expected to publish advice about this specific possibility in the near future. The government will design the new pension contract, and the transition towards it, in close cooperation with social partners, and aims to have an outline agreement ready at the beginning of 2018. Currently, the legislative process is expected to be finalised in 2020.

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