The Government Programme of 2019 states changes that need to be made to pension provision. In addition, the central labour market organisations have reached a mutual agreement on how to develop earnings-related pensions.

The pension reform of self-employed persons

A government proposal was presented to the Parliament in June, 2022, to reform the self-employed persons pension act, and the reform took effect on the 1st of January, 2023. Its aim was to find ways of improving the income from self-employment to better correspond to the factual income of the self-employed, and thus improving the pensions of the self-employed. The Parliament finds that, in the near future, the need for further reforms should be examined.

Overall reform of social security

An overall reform of social security written in the Government Programme was launched in the spring of 2020. A parliamentary committee that will prepare this reform was appointed in March 2020. Its term of office will span until the spring of 2027. A mid-term report is going to be published in the spring of 2023.