Tag Archives: Local Government

Schools staring into a pension “abyss”

  Contrary to indications that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) employer contributions for 2019-20 would be set at 19.1%, schools have now been told  that the figure from September 2019 will be 23.6%. The Teachers Pension Scheme, along with all … Continue reading

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Government Pensions? Who’s money is it anyway?

The vast majority of the money outstanding to those who work and have worked for Government is to be paid as pension. The Government’s pension debts – for its own people – have been estimated in the Whole of Government … Continue reading

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Keeping pensions “in balance”.

Occasionally an article I publish on here hits a raw nerve and a missive is sent to someone at my company naming me and trying to shame me. Thankfully, my company is familiar with how social media and accepts that staff  who care, have … Continue reading

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LGPS 2014 reforms will work – sort of – claims Pension Play Pen Lunch

In two words “sort of”. The Pension Play Pen lunch consisting of Henry Tapper, David Taylor, Simon Kew, Derek Benstead and Mark Scantlebury came to the following conclusions. That Hutton’s original recommendation that reforms should be based on a targeted income for Local … Continue reading

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Where the pensions axe falls

The spending review will hit the poorest pensioned hardest. The freezing of pension credits and the raising of the State Pension Retirement Age are non-progressive measures. Women who are generally less well pensioned will suffer from the raising of the SRA … Continue reading

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