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Earnings-related pension contributions in 2020

The central labour market organisations have agreed on the private-sector earnings-related pension contributions for 2020. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will confirm the grounds for the earnings-related pension contribution upon application by the earnings-related pension insurers.

Rural and urban retirees equally satisfied with their lives

Retirees in rural areas have a lower income than those in urban areas, but the life satisfaction of both is at an equal level (7/10). Among other things, homeownership increases life satisfaction among rural retirees. This is evident in a recent study made by the Finnish Centre for Pensions that measured also the perceived economic […]

Online course on pensions in English

The online course ”The Finnish Earnings-related Pension System” is intended for persons who work within or with the earnings-related pension system and who need a general overview of the pension system in English.

International cooperation between authorities matters

The principle of free movement of workers is one of the most important principles of the EU. To guarantee free movement for all while ensuring their social security rights, the cooperation between authorities must be carried out in good spirit. This was established by the seminar of the EU network MoveS that took place in […]

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Earnings-related pension contributions in 2020

The central labour market organisations have agreed on the private-sector earnings-related pension contributions for 2020. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will confirm the grounds for the earnings-related pension contribution upon application by the earnings-related pension insurers.

Online course on pensions in English

The online course ”The Finnish Earnings-related Pension System” is intended for persons who work within or with the earnings-related pension system and who need a general overview of the pension system in English.

International cooperation between authorities matters

The principle of free movement of workers is one of the most important principles of the EU. To guarantee free movement for all while ensuring their social security rights, the cooperation between authorities must be carried out in good spirit. This was established by the seminar of the EU network MoveS that took place in […]

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Rural and urban retirees equally satisfied with their lives

Retirees in rural areas have a lower income than those in urban areas, but the life satisfaction of both is at an equal level (7/10). Among other things, homeownership increases life satisfaction among rural retirees. This is evident in a recent study made by the Finnish Centre for Pensions that measured also the perceived economic […]

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Three in five self-employed intend to work past retirement age

The self-employed expect to continue working past retirement age clearly more often than employees. The biggest reason for staying on is having enjoyable and inspiring work, but financial reasons come into play as well. Only half of the self-employed feel they are paying enough to provide sufficient pension cover. Some plan to continue working because […]

Indicators of social security and growing workforce mobility

The adequacy of pensions gains in importance for the economic well-being of an ever-growing share of ageing Europeans. One of the keynote speakers, Rudi Van Dam (Chair of ISG), points out that the social security indicators have to be improved and made more multi-dimensional. The job is not easy, because the indicators are a politically […]

Depression leads increasingly more often to disability

In 2018, nearly 1,300 persons retired on an earnings-related disability pension (up by 7% since 2017). The growth was evident in particular in the number of granted disability pensions due to depression. Two out of three new retirees on a disability pension due to depression were women. Three out of five of them were aged […]

Average monthly pension 1,680 euros

The monthly pension of more than half of the pensioners is below 1,500 euros. Seven per cent get a monthly pension that is higher than 3,000 euros. One in three over-16-year-old in Finland is a pensioner.