Pensions and Retirement

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The TUC believes that everyone should be able to retire in dignity with a decent pension. We campaign for better pensions for today's pensioners and work to ensure that people still at work can look forward to decent pensions. Here is where you can find our detailed briefings and reports on pensions policy. To find out more information about your pension rights, go to Know Your Rights.

This subjects also provides information for [Member Trustee Network] and how to [join].

The TUC provides its own stakeholder pension scheme, providing working people and their families with a first class way to save for retirement. To find out more go to [TUC Stakeholder Pension Scheme].


Responding to Pensions Minister Steve Webb’s announcement today (Thursday) of a cap on pension scheme charges, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
27 March 2014
Commenting on new figures published today (Friday) from the Office for National Statistics on the growth in the number of ‘very old’ people, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
21 March 2014
Commenting today (Thursday) on the changes to pensions announced in the Budget yesterday, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
20 March 2014
Commenting on the decision today (Wednesday) by the government not to give privatised companies that were once nationalised industries the power to change the pensions arrangements for staff who were employed before privatisation, but still work for the company, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
12 February 2014
Commenting on the decision today (Tuesday) by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) not to refer the defined contribution (DC) pensions market to the Competition Commission, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
11 February 2014
Responding to the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) annual research report on pensions auto-enrolment published today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
28 January 2014
date: 27 January 2014 embargo : For immediate release TUC welcomes Steve Webb backing for collective DC The TUC has welcomed Steve Webb’s support for collective DC schemes. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We welcome Steve Webb’s support for collective defined contribution pensions. Of course it is important to...
27 January 2014
Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) by Pensions Minister Steve Webb that he is raising the salary level that triggers auto-enrolment into a workplace pension to £10,000, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
17 December 2013
The conference on 26 November reflected on a significant year for pensions, which saw the first wave of employers implement automatic enrolment. 2013 also saw a flurry of initiatives from government, including final proposals for the single-tier state pension and abolition of earnings-related state pensions and contracting out; and Steve...
17 December 2013
Commenting on the plans to be announced later today (Thursday) by the Chancellor to raise the state pension age further, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
05 December 2013

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