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Time to debate LGPS changes as petition hits 100,000 signatures, says UNISON

Government proposals to force the 89 local government pension funds to invest in infrastructure projects have prompted over 100,000 people to sign a petition calling for a debate in Parliament, says UNISON today (Friday). The proposals are part of the government’s attempt to create six new multi-billion pound British wealth funds. UNISON is concerned that […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

National insurance increase will rob public sector workers

UNISON is today (Tuesday) warning George Osborne that scrapping tax rebates on pensions will leave more than five million public sector workers worse off. The rise in National Insurance (NI) payments will hit pay packets in April 2016. This is when the current 1.4 per cent rebate for employees and 3.4 per cent for employers […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘Real incentives’ needed for average workers to save for retirement

UNISON responds to government consultation on tax relief for pensions

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Carillion – a growing pension scandal?

But what will happen to the company’s pension arrangements and what was going on in the trading of Carillion shares? The government has […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

Ministers must stop interfering in council pensions, says UNISON

MPs will debate the future of the local government pension scheme (LGPS) in Westminster Hall today (Monday) in response to concerns that the government plans to interfere in investment decisions. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition, backed by UNISON, saying it should be up to the funds to decide where they invest in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

‘Think again’ UNISON tells government on LGPS plans

UNISON responds to the government consultation on proposals that would allow higher and further education employers in England to opt out of providing LGPS membership for new staff members

Article on the UNISON National site.

Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Conference agreed that if not challenged, the proposals would discriminate against support staff, particularly […]

News on the UNISON National site.

20,000 people call on MPs to debate LGPS plans

Sign the UNISON petition urging Parliament to debate plans giving ministers a right to tell pension funds where to invest money

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

They became separate employers in that year, but remained as “scheduled bodies” in the pension scheme regulations, legally obliged to offer membership of the scheme to staff not on teaching […]

News on the UNISON National site.