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The number of retirees who are self-employed has increased by more than a quarter in five years. This is reported by HR company Liantis.
Liantis analyzed figures from the RSVZ, the National Institute for Social Insurance for the Self-Employed. Compared to 2018, their numbers had increased by 26.5 percent in 2022. This is a much stronger increase than the number of self-employed people as a main or secondary occupation. There are increases of 8.3 and 20.2 percent respectively.
“In the meantime, almost 1 in 10 self-employed people is retired. In itself, we see a social trend that many people – once they have retired – would like to continue their social efforts. Moreover, they can often use the extra income as a bonus on top of their statutory pension. For example, they do this more often as a flexi-job worker, but also as a self-employed person,” says Karel Van den Eynde of Liantis in the press release. “In addition, you have many people who were already self-employed and who want to continue working after their official retirement age.”