Social Insurance


Qatar introduces a social security reform  

The Qatari government recently passed social insurance law No. (1) of 2022, introducing several changes including an expansion of the private sector social security system and an increase in social security contribution rates.

The new law will be effective in October, six months after its publication on 19 April 2022. Implementing rules and regulations are pending and the exact publication date is not known yet.


Indonesia to introduce mandatory public housing fund contributions

The government of Indonesia passed implementing regulations to the law on Public Housing Savings which creates a government-sponsored housing savings fund with mandatory contributions. The new law aims at helping public and private sector workers finance the purchase, renovation or […]


Hungary to increase infant care allowance

Beginning 1 July 2021, Hungary will increase the amount of infant care allowance. Background Mothers are entitled to an infant care allowance (Csecsemőgondozási díj) during their maternity leave for a maximum of 168 days following the birth. As of 1 […]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom increases statutory pay rates

The government in the United Kingdom has increased the rates of statutory pay for sick pay, maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, effective 6 April 2020. The following weekly rates of statutory pay are expected to apply from 6 […]


Nepal introduces mandatory social security contribution

In November 2018, the government of Nepal finally launched a new mandatory, contribution-based social security plan mandating private sector employers contribute to the Social Security Fund (SSF). Employers are required to register their employees with the SSF before 21 May […]


China reduces social insurance contributions for employers

In March 2019, the government of China released social insurance policies that reduced the employers’ contribution to basic pension insurance from 20% of an employee’s salary down to 16%. This change takes effect 1 May 2019. China has one of […]