Category Archives: Pensions
Two women affected by the state pension age being changed from 60 to 66 for women have lost their appeal against a High Court ruling.
Campaigners claim women born in the 1950s have been treated unfairly by rapid changes to their pension age, due to reach 66 later this year. Click here to read more.
Court of Appeal will decide on lost pensions for women born in the 1950s. Click here to read more.
TRANSPORT chiefs have been warned the suspension of free travel for elderly passengers in rush hour must not become a permanent measure.
Thousands of Freedom Pass passengers were told this week that the dispensation was being scrapped as the government announced a bailout deal for Transport for London (TfL). The move followed a 90 per cent drop in revenue on the buses and trains during the coronavirus crisis and direct advice not to use the network unless journeys are essential.
Measures attached to the £1.6billion deal, however, have included an end to fare freezes and increased congestion charges. And in a bid to also reduce overcrowding, there is also a suspension to free travel for children and, in peak times, for pensioners. Click here to read more.
Hear about the fresh attack on local government pensions? Click here to read more.
Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk. Click here to read more.
Despite benefits of working into retirement, campaigners say figures point to pensioner poverty in UK. Click here to read more.
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.
UNISON research shows that LGPS disinvestment from fossil fuels is still slow. Click here to read more.
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.