Germany: measures outlined to foster work after retirement

Following the adoption of a reform designed to maintain pension levels at 48% of average wages beyond 2025, Hubertus Heil, Germany's minister for labour and social affairs, has outlined measures, such as a tax bonus, "that should encourage people to work freely for longer". He intends to hold talks with employers' federations and trade unions before presenting his reform proposals in September. 

Through Thomas Schnee. Published on 11 June 2024 Ă  9h49 - Update on 11 June 2024 Ă  9h49

In a lengthy interview with the daily newspaper Bild on 2 June, Hubertus Heil, Germany’s minister for labour and social affairs, outlined some of the measures he intends to propose to encourage retired people to continue working or return to work. The minister’s aim is twofold: to combat the shortage of skilled labour and to improve the often-low incomes of retired people.…

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