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Finnish entrepreneurs get the short end of the stick when it comes to pensions

Finland’s centre-right government says it supports entrepreneurs, and it encourages the growing numbers of Finns who can’t find salaried work to bravely start their own businesses. But it may come as a surprise to many new business owners that due to Finland’s system of guaranteed pension, someone who has earned very little income – or hasn’t worked at all – is automatically entitled to a minimum pension equal to that of an entrepreneur who is required by law to contribute hundreds of euros a month to a pension scheme.