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Workplace Pension Schemes: An Option That Is Taking Hold

Javier Garcia-Arenas (CaixaBank Research ) | The pension reform currently being prepared in Spain is a hot and pressing issue. After all, the structural deficit of the Social Security system (around 18 billion euros) and the need to ensure the system’s long-term sustainability in the face of demographic ageing are inescapable challenges for our economy. In this context, the minister for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, has announced that he intends to boost workplace pension schemes (also known as company pension) in order to encourage long-term saving, as well as indicating that the British model could serve as a good example to follow.

The Bank of Spain

The Bank Of Spain Warns Pension Spending Will Grow By 5% Of GDP By 2050 If 2013 Reform Is Suspended

Spain’s central bank highlighted the need for structural changes in the public pension system to ensure its long-term viability, while warning against the reversal of those already made. According to a simulation exercise presented by the entity, the revaluation index introduced after the 2013 reforms, which decoupled the rise in pensions from CPI, was the main reason behind lower pension expenditure.