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Plan of salvation agreement : Mandatory retirement provision for the self-employed get long overdue

The proposal of the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) for the pension obligation for the self-employed is almost pushed entirely on consent. The Chairman of the social Advisory Board of the Federal government, Gert Wagner, described the concept as "a meaningful way". He is in the Details "very excited," he told the daily mirror. The Board had also pointed out how the Advisory Council of the Federal government on several occasions to the higher risk of poverty, the part of the self-employed is exposed to.

Wagner noted that a commitment of the self-employed to the pension have nothing to do with a long-term, better funding of the pension scheme, but only in the interest of the self-employed spent. "Because the contributions to Deposit the self-employed, later expenditure on Pensions."

The Plan of salvation was to become known on Saturday. This year, the Minister of labour wants to make a proposal for such a duty for the self-employed. Salvation, according to the information, there are around three million freelancers are not protected in old age.

For years, experts have warned that especially in the small independent ("Solo self-employed") are at risk of poverty in old age. Many of them are dependent in old age due to backup because you have not sufficient.

Originally, healing was already present at the beginning of the year a draft law.

This he had made but because of the work on the basic pension, the embodiment is within the coalition's controversial. With the basic pension, the SPD and the Union want to upgrade the low pensions of long-time contributors. But salvation proposal, without means-testing and to introduce, meets in the Union on significant resistance.

In the case of the pension obligation for self-healing is a compromise. He does not want to commit to the self-employed is a priority in the statutory pension scheme, envisaged by the previous SPD-concepts to the topic. The Minister will also enable you, in private, the Rürup pension to hedge, or to become a member in a pension scheme, such as, for example, for Doctors, lawyers or architects.

salvation the Initiative is not the first attempt to create a better financial Provision for the self-employed. The former labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) had made in 2012 to the black-yellow government times the appropriate proposals and had failed to do so. The last of the great coalition postponed the project without result.

Union group Vice Gröhe calls for the rapid introduction

the Union group Vice-Hermann Gröhe (CDU), called for the speedy introduction of a pension obligation. "The coalition's plans should be swiftly implemented," said Gröhe the Newspapers of the Funke media group (the Sunday edition). However, a post-retirement obligation for the self-employed: "the founder should be friendly", "so just in the initial phase of excessive demands".

FDP parliamentary group Deputy Michael Theurer welcomed the thrust of salvation. It was a "legitimate, responsible, Precautionary demand," said Theurer, the AFP news Agency. "There's the devil to this question is in the Detail", will accompany his party to the legislative process "constructive". The FDP-politician claimed that the pension obligation should not go beyond a "basic level, this is about basic security,".

The pension policy spokesman of the Greens, Markus Kurth, called a mandatory pension scheme for all self-employed "long overdue". This'll help, but only if adequate wages and fees to be paid, and bureaucratic burdens in the social security law will be dismantled“. Also healing for a simpler procedure to distinguish it from note to self, must ensure permanent and "real" self-employed, and "the many social, legal ambiguities and obstacles" to reduce, where Individual self-employed.

For the links group, said pension expert Matthias W. Birkwald, salvation proposal "in the right direction, although the devil is in the Detail". Just for the often at risk of poverty and on the edge of the subsistence level working solo self-employed have chosen the healing with the right approach. But that would be far "from a real employment insurance", in which civil servants, self-employed, professionals and politicians Deposit, "still far". Such would be necessary "and especially," added Birkwald.

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the approval came from the social Association VdK. President Verena Bentele but criticized the planned possibility to choose between different types of services for the self-employed. "We need to have a mandatory inclusion of all employed persons in the statutory pension insurance", called Bentele. This will put it to a broader financing base. "If all the Deposit, that is only fair." The VdK calls an employment insurance, in all of the Deposit, and therefore officials and politicians. (with AFP)

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