"Pay slips to remain largely unchanged"

19th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

Those who do not get a raise from their employers next year will have less disposable income.

19 December 2007

AMSTELVEEN – Those who do not get a raise from their employers next year will have less disposable income. This was the conclusion from Logica CMG on Tuesday, on the basis of the salary information from a million pay slips.

An unchanged gross salary will result in an unchanged net salary next year. As a result the predicted inflation of 2.25 percent will not be compensated and many people will see that their take home pay cannot stretch as far. Employees with a salary of between EUR 2,250 and EUR 4,250 gross will suffer the most, relatively.

Little will change on pay slips next year, except for the more than 700,000 lease car drivers. "A lease car driver whose car has a catalogue value of EUR 32,500 will see a decrease of between EUR 27 and EUR 42 in their net salary each month."

The change in the healthcare system will also be expensive for "healthy" people. The no-claim bonus of EUR 255 has been scrapped and replaced with a deductible. "For an average income this represents a drop in net income of 1.31 percent."

The lower salaries in the healthcare sector, up to EUR 2,500, will see some improvement. Salaries from EUR 2,750 will see no change. In the metal industry as well the lowest salaries will see improvement.

Municipal officials with salaries up to EUR 2,250 will see the most improvement. The increases for the somewhat higher salaries in this sector are also minimal.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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