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UNISON briefing: Parliamentary inquiry into pension scheme costs

Millions of workers have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension, most of these pension schemes do not disclose how much it costs to manage and invest the money you contribute

Media 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.

Union share owners’ group launched

UNISON, Unite and TUC pension funds combine to make sure union values are heard at company AGMs

Article on the UNISON National site.

Pensions auto enrolment – its the law. Poster

A4 poster for branches flagging up pensions auto enrolment and how to find out more information.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Southampton university staff celebrate pensions win

Current staff to keep final salary pensions after strong campaign against proposals to change them – though scheme will be closed to new non-academic staff from 2019

Article, News 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

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Pension age change another blow to public sector workers, says UNISON

Wednesday 19 July 2017 For immediate release Commenting on the government’s announcement that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This will be another bitter blow for public sector workers whose workplace retirement is also linked to the state […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

What is a Defined Contribution (DC) pension scheme?

Are you in such a scheme and have no idea how it works? Read our simple factsheet

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Defined Contribution (DC) pension scheme toolkit – what’s a good scheme?

Are you in a DC pension scheme but have no idea if it’s any good or not? If so, have a look at our Toolkit

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Higher education: Hull members protest against pension cuts

Low-paid staff could lose as much as £1,000 a year in retirement

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Union vows to resist Bangor university pension threat

Move against value of support workers’ pensions is ‘pretty shabby’, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.

New course for branches: Introduction to Pensions

Learning and Organising Services together with the Pensions Unit have developed a one day course, Introduction to Pensions.  Aimed at branch reps from across service groups, it seeks to demystify some of the issues around pensions. It helps reps to understand their own pension queries and to support and signpost members with similar questions. The […]

Learning news on the UNISON Learning & Organising site.

UNISON responds to Centrica pension scheme proposals.

Centrica is planning on making changes to its defined benefit pension schemes from March 2017. Read UNISON’s response

Media 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.

Pensions Bill Second Reading

Media on the UNISON National site.