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 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
This issue includes an update on four key pieces of legislation affecting pensions recently passed or currently going through parliament, including the increase in the state pension age and introduction of collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes. It also has information on the TUC conference ‘The ABC of CDC’ on 21st...
07 January 2015
Commenting on the publication today of the report of the Independent Project Board that was tasked with an examination of pension management fees, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The Independent Project Board’s report shows that the financial services industry has still not learned the lessons of the past and...
17 December 2014
Responding to the interim report published today (Thursday) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on annuity sales practices and retirement income, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The FCA report is not only damning about the past failures of the annuities market, it also warns that savers could be even...
11 December 2014
Commenting on the review of pensions to be launched today (Monday), led by David Blake of the Cass Business School, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The review provides an important opportunity to gather robust evidence that will help us understand how the government’s hasty and ill thought-out pension reforms...
24 November 2014
Commenting ahead of the four-day strike by firefighters in England over government-imposed changes to their pension scheme, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady today (Thursday) said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers. Evidence warns that raising the normal retirement age for firefighters would lead...
30 October 2014
Responding to the publication today (Tuesday) of the government’s Taxation of Pensions Bill, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Re-announcing his plans to allow the over-55s to dip into their pension pots does not make George Osborne's hastily cobbled-together policy any less rash. “The suggestion that savers could treat their...
14 October 2014

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