TATA STEEL signed an agreement yesterday that will allow the creation of a new pension scheme to protect members’ accrued benefits — albeit with smaller annual increases in pensions.
It will separate the trustee of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) from Tata...
Sunday 13th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
AT LEAST seven million people in their thirties and forties will lose £10,000 each under government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned.
Those born between April 6 1970 and April 5 1978 will have to wait an extra year until they are 68 before receiving...
Monday 24th Jul 2017
Another seven years lopped off state pension age rise to 68
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Union claims proposal is a ‘shortfall’ in the pensions promise
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
A GAY man won a landmark pensions battle at Britain’s highest court yesterday granting his husband the same pension rights as a heterosexual partner in the event of his death.
John Walker, 66, said he was “thrilled” after Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously in...
Thursday 13th Jul 2017
THE government was yesterday accused of “moving the goalposts” for 2.5 million women by rushing through changes to the state pension age.
Legislation introduced by the Tories in 1995 saw plans to increase the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 in line with that of...
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
by Peter Lazenby
MAKERS of Rolls-Royce and Mini cars threw out plans to worsen their pensions yesterday.
The British workers rejected plans by Germany-based BMW, which owns the iconic brands, to replace their final-salary pension scheme with a defined contributions scheme in a...
Tuesday 13th Jun 2017
When you do the maths, you see that the state pension is neither too generous nor financially unaffordable, writes JAN SHORTT
Monday 8th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
THERESA MAY refused yesterday to guarantee the retention of the triple-lock pensions system if the Tories are reelected on June 8.
The Prime Minister suggested that she could modify triple lock, under which the value of the state pension increases in line with wages, inflation or by...
Monday 1st May 2017
by Lamiat Sabin
LABOUR will protect state pension increases and ensure justice for women hit by higher retirement ages, shadow chancellor John McDonnell pledged yesterday.
Mr McDonnell promised to maintain the “triple lock” — where the state pension goes up by...
Thursday 13th Apr 2017