Category: Pensions

Defend local government pensions

Hear about the fresh attack on local government pensions?  Click here to read more.

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Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk.  Click here to read more.

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Number of over-70s still in work more than doubles in a decade

Despite benefits of working into retirement, campaigners say figures point to pensioner poverty in UK.  Click here to read more.

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Council still investing tens of millions in fossil fuels despite divest pledge

Waltham Forest Council still has tens of millions of pounds invested in fossil fuel companies – including BP and Shell – two-and-a-half years after pledging to divest its pension fund.  Click here to read more.

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Saving the planet – and your pension

UNISON research shows that LGPS disinvestment from fossil fuels is still slow.  Click here to read more.

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Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) National Seminar

11 December 2018 10:30am–4:30pm at UNISON Centre – 130 Euston Road, London.  The union is holding our annual seminar for all LGPS Board members, branches officers, activists and members on the governance and economics of the LGPS. There are major

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People and pensions: a decent retirement for all

Virtually all aspects of pensions will come under scrutiny in 2017. We can expect the outcome of a review of state pension age, a Green Paper on defined benefit pensions, and a review of automatic enrollment.   But there are

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SERTUC Pensioners Seminar – Friday 17 March 2017

Date and time of event: Fri 17 Mar 2017 – 10:30 to 15:45 Venue: TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell Street, London Costs: FREE admission (registration essential)

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People and pensions: a decent retirement for all

Date and time of event: Wed 1 Feb 2017 – 09:15 to 17:15 Venue and town/city: Congress House, Trades Union Congress, Great Russell Street, London Costs: Free

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Parliament will “Debate in the House the Local Government Pension Scheme Investment Regulations”

A few weeks ago our Retired Members’ Secretary signed a petition calling for the government to drop its plans to place restrictions on the Local Government Pension Scheme’s investment policies. The Government wants to take control of LGPS investment. It

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