PSOE and United We Can with ERC and EH-Bildu have agreed to an amendment to the reform of the public pension system that obliges the Government to commission an audit of the income and expenses of Social Security to quantify the bill of improper expenses assumed improperly since 1967.
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Thus, according to the amendment to which Europa Press has had access, the Government must commission within a maximum period of one month from the approval of the law an audit report regarding income from social contributions and expenses of a contributory nature and not contributory system.
This report, the amendment points out, should pay “particular attention” to the expenses that the General Law of Social Security now identifies to be financed through direct transfers from the General State Budgets, as they are considered social policies.
The report must be made within a maximum period of six months and submitted to the Commission for the monitoring and evaluation of the Toledo Pact agreements and will quantify the concepts and their financing between 1967 and 2019, both inclusive.
Link minimum pensions to SMI
On the other hand, the reform also anticipates that within a year the Government will have to undertake a reform in the amount of minimum pensions to link its evolution to that of the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI).
Specifically, the approved amendment obliges the Government to undertake, within the framework of social dialogue, a review of the criteria to determine its amount in order to guarantee its sufficiency in compliance with the Constitution and the European Social Charter.
This review, the amendment concludes, must include “within a maximum period of one year regulatory modifications necessary to establish established rules regarding the evolution of minimum pensions that take into account the evolution of the minimum interprofessional salary, guaranteeing the financial and social sustainability of the public pension system “.