Pensions Equality

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Trade unions have pressed for equalisation of survivor benefits for decades. Successive governments have recognised that discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation is wrong and have legislated to stop it occurring. But by failing to fully backdate the entitlement to equal survivor pensions such discrimination will continue for some...
02 July 2014
Some widowers, surviving civil partners and same-sex spouses receive a lot less each year than widows just because of their gender and/or sexual orientation.
20 June 2014
Making public sector pensions like those in the private sector would mean taking all pensions away from two in three public sector workers and giving a huge increase to the pension pots of a small number of senior public sector staff, says a TUC report published today (Thursday).
24 November 2011
embargo: Wednesday 7 September 2011 Directors of the UK's top companies have amassed pension pots worth an average of £3.9 million, according to the TUC's ninth annual PensionsWatch survey published today (Wednesday).
07 September 2011
Commenting in advance of the vote today (Monday) in Parliament on the Second Reading of the Pensions Bill, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
20 June 2011
Commenting on the government's consultation on the discount rate used to set contribution rates for the unfunded public service pension schemes, launched today (Thursday) by the Treasury, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
09 December 2010
Commenting on reports today (Monday) that the government is planning to overhaul the state pension and could raise it to £140 a week, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
25 October 2010
Commenting on measures announced by the Treasury today (Thursday) to restrict pensions tax relief, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
14 October 2010
Directors of the UK's top companies have amassed pensions pots worth an average of £3.8 million, according to the new TUC PensionsWatch survey published today (Thursday).
09 September 2010
A week before the Chancellor is due to deliver the 2004 Budget, the TUC is publishing a report today (Wednesday) calling for three small changes to the state pension that could make a world of difference to the many thousands of women with very little pension to see them securely...
10 March 2004

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