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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 reforms being implemented England, Wales and Scotland and these will be discussed across the day.  Click here to read more and register.

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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 still enormous challenges if workers are to receive adequate incomes in retirement.
 
It is therefore vital that trade unionists remain a strong and informed voice on pensions issues.
 
The TUC Pensions Conference taking place at Congress House in London on Wednesday 1st February 2017, is aimed at pensions trustees, trade unionists and others interested in a trade union perspective on pensions.   It features a line-up of senior pensions figures. The conference will host keynote speeches from Pensions Minister Richard Harrington; Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams; and John Cridland, the former CBI chief who heads the Independent review of state pension age.Other speakers include: Continue reading
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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 appears that the government wants the LGPS to invest in UK infrastructure projects and wants to ensure that the LGPS provides some of the finance required. It is his view that the members of the scheme should be able to decide how their money should be invested. Just recently it was reported that the Waltham Forest LGPS had decided not to invest in fossil fuels any more. Under the government’s proposals would they be able to make such a decision? Continue reading

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