Sweden - Raised retirement age as of 1 January 2020 - November 30, 2019

On 16 October 2019, the Swedish Parliament voted in favour of the government’s proposal regarding a raise of the age limit for the national public pension, and for amendments to the Employment Protection Act (the EPA) regarding the right to remain in employment. The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2020 There is no general retirement age in Sweden. However, there are pension-related age limits in different regulations which will affect an employee’s decision on when to retire. The age at which the national public pension can start being drawn will be raised from 61 to 62 years as from 1 January 2020.

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