News release

Government campaign has started

23 August 2023

The pension rules in the Netherlands are changing. Via a campaign on both radio and television the Dutch government gives attention to the new rules. If these changes are affecting your pension with Staples Pension Fund is being studied by the pension fund board.

Since 1 July 2018, the Staples Pension Fund has been a closed fund into which no further contributions for continued accrual of pension are paid and in which the employer has not played any active role since the end of 2021. We were therfore under the impression that there was no possibility for conversion of pensions accrued in the past into a new pension scheme (known as 'invaren' in Dutch). It now appear that this possibility has not been excluded after all. 

The board is therefore studying all the alternatives, now it has become clearer what can and cannot be done under the new Act. 

While making these future decisions the pension fund board's main consideration will be what is best for the participants in the fund.

What does this mean for your pension at the moment?
At the moment, nothing has changed in the pension scheme. Your pension and pension benefits will continue under the current pension scheme. We will of course keep you up to date with any developments.

How will you stay up to date with all the developments?

  • Sign up to our digital newsletter. Log into MyStaplesPension and register and My details.
  • Check if your e-mailadress is known by us. Log into MyStaplesPension and go to My details to submit your e-mailadress to us.
  • Become a member of the Union retirees Pension Fund Staples (formerly known as Union Retirees Buhrmann (VGB). This union represents the interests of all the participants of the Staples Pension Fund. Also the participants who are yet to receive pension. To become a member you can visit the website

Do you have a question?

We would like to help you further. You can contact us via the phone number: (020) 426 63 20 van 8.30 - 17.00 mo-fri or via e-mail: