Trade union briefings

  • 2019


    Trade union briefing, Q3 2019

    In this issue, our update on public service pensions includes the ongoing impact of pension tax changes on some NHS employees, and recent law cases which have ruled transitional protections in both the Judicial and Firefighters' Schemes to be unlawful. We also look at the pain that pension scams are...

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    Trade union briefing – TUC Congress special issue

    In this TUC Congress special briefing, we report back on findings from last year's pensions and financial wellbeing survey at the TUC Congress in Manchester. Over 40% of people are unconfident that they're saving enough for their retirement, for example. Read on for more findings and trade union news. If...

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    Trade union briefing, Q2 2019

    In our latest trade union briefing, we discuss intergenerational fairness and how this is affecting pensions and trade unions – with the triple-lock on the State Pension coming under scrutiny, and other developments. The Pension Protection Fund has recently published its three year plan for 2019-22, and we examine its five...

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    Trade union briefing, Q1 2019

    In the latest issue, we take a look at how The Pensions Regulator (TPR) expects trustees to manage the risks of relating to their defined benefit pension scheme, including long-term funding targets and recovery plans. We also discuss the introduction of ‘Pension Freedoms’ and how they work as a member...

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  • 2018


    Trade union briefing, Q4 2018

    Welcome to our Christmas 2018 briefing for trade unions. We highlight the pension issues coming out of the autumn budget, the latest on GMP equalisation, and we even throw in a pensions fun fact for good measure. Merry Christmas to everyone in the trade union movement.

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    Trade union briefing, Q3 2018

    In this issue we brief trade unions on the Government's recent White Paper, Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, which sets out how it intends to increase protections and make improvements to the current pensions system. We also discuss two recent court cases involving the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

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    Trade union briefing, Q2 2018

    We report on recent COPE state pension changes, the BT court ruling and Port Talbot transfer value activities. We also brief trade unions on the latest mortality projections and key DC scheme issues.

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  • 2017


    Trade union briefing, Q4 2017

    We brief trade unions on the next three years of the PPF levy and forthcoming changes in the state pension age. We also assess progress on auto-enrolment to date, and provide a quick-read guide to defined contribution pension schemes.

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