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].


Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) of the final Retirement income market study report from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which warns that the government’s pensions reforms may expose savers to risks, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This report confirms that the annuities market worked badly for many savers...
26 March 2015
Commenting on reports that the Chancellor will today (Wednesday) publish a consultation on proposals to allow pensioners to trade their annuities, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The government is again attempting to remedy a market failure by creating another market in the blind hope that this one might be...
18 March 2015
Commenting on reports today (Thursday) that the government may allow retired people to trade their annuity on an open market, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “It is hard to see a market in second-hand annuities taking off in ways that offer fair value for consumers. And if there is...
12 March 2015
Commenting on the publication today (Tuesday) by the Work and Pensions Committee of a report on the new pension flexibilities that commence in April 2015, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Committee is right to warn that savers are at risk of being “ripped off” in a new pensions...
10 March 2015
The Spring 2015 Midlands TUC Pensioner Network Newsletter
09 March 2015
Commenting on the launch today of the Which? Better Pensions campaign, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “As the valuable research from Which? shows, millions of people could lose thousands of pounds due to excessive charges in retirement at the very time they should be enjoying the fruits of their...
06 March 2015
Commenting on new figures released by the Office for National Statistics on the take-up of pension auto-enrolment in the workplace, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is great news, and we can expect the numbers saving in a pension to increase further as auto-enrolment is rolled out to include...
26 February 2015
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 7am today (Wednesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Firefighters are among the most highly-regarded public servants in the UK.
25 February 2015
Commenting on new rules announced today (Wednesday) by the government and the Financial Conduct Authority to protect pension savers, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The cap on charges is good news for pension savers, but those with savings in old schemes will not benefit from it. The government’s failure...
04 February 2015
The ABC of CDC: A TUC Pensions Conference on 21st January 2015 With automatic enrolment bringing more low and middle earners into workplace pensions, attention is turning to how to improve the incomes savers receive in retirement. Traditional defined contribution pensions are inefficient as they leave individuals bearing investment and...
22 January 2015

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