Most self-employed workers don’t expect pensions shortfall, says survey

first_imgAlmost 70% of self-employed Dutch workers (zzp’ers) expect to have sufficient pension savings at retirement, according to a survey of 5,000 workers.The outcome of the survey – commissioned by lobbying organisations ZZP Nederland, PZO and ZZP Pensioen, and conducted by Motivaction – was 10 percentage points higher than a study by pensions think-tank Netspar found last year.In a letter to social affairs minister Wouter Koolmees and parliament, ZZP Nederland and PZO said the survey was triggered by the discussion between the social partners and parliament about the mandatory participation of self-employed in pension funds.They noted that the zzp sector as stakeholder hadn’t been consulted, and argued that the discussions had been based on “incorrect assumptions”. The position of zzp’ers had been one of the stumbling blocks for the failed negotiations for pensions reform, with the trade unions demanding the introduction of mandatory participation.The self-employed, however, strongly opposed mandatory pensions saving and highlighted that they, as entrepreneurs, were capable of looking after their pension interests themselves.Almost six out of 10 zzp’ers intended to save for a pension, the survey found, with 50% of them also having second pillar pension claims accrued from previous jobs.The survey also found that having the option to adjust their pension contribution to fit their income was very important to zzp’ers.It reported that 40% wanted the flexibility to deploy their pension assets for other purposes, such as labour disability.last_img read more

Leicester Coach, Rogers, Confirms Ndidi’s Four-week Injury Sideline

first_img“It was just unfortunate, he nicked his meniscus just changing direction. You’re looking at around three or four weeks (out), so he’ll probably miss most of January and early February, and then he will be back by then.”Rodgers deployed Youri Tielemans in Ndidi’s position before bringing on Hamza Choudhury in the second half and the latter made the crucial interception that allowed Kelechi Iheanacho to grab an equaliser.“Hamza Choudhury made a huge difference,” Rodgers added. “It’s my fault that I didn’t start him tonight. We could see that we needed him and he gave us our identity back.”Leicester, second in the standings, resume their league campaign on Saturday when they host Southampton – a team they beat 9-0 in the reverse fixture in October.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Leicester City’s defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be sidelined until February after sustaining a knee injury which requires surgery, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday.Ndidi has been crucial to Leicester’s fortunes this season and the influential Nigerian leads the Premier League in both tackles and interceptions.“Wilf (Ndidi) took a knock in training yesterday (Wednesday) which unfortunately means he might need a slight operation,” Rodgers said when explaining why he missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the first leg of their League Cup semifinal. Wilfred-Ndidilast_img read more

MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL Service of remembrance for families and friends bereaved by suicide will take place in Stranorlar on Sunday week, September 29.This service, which has not been held in a recent years, is again being organised by a local woman, Angela Crawford, who lost her daughter to suicide.A large turn-out is expected at the service. The service takes place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar, at 7pm and everyone is welcome. MASS FOR THOSE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: September 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:serviceSUICIDElast_img read more