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Fair Deal Consultation – Response

In November 2012 the Government published the consultation response to the “Fair Deal” guidance which was issued in March 2011. Its initial indications in July 2012 were that the current Fair Deal approach would be retained but this would be … Continue reading

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Doctor’s strike: A bitter pill to swallow

In a decision very unpopular with the public and the media, the BMA has confirmed that for the first time in almost 40 years Doctors will take industrial action over the implementation of major changes to the NHS pension scheme. … Continue reading

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Teaching unions unite to strike over pension cuts

Despite the lack of public support, striking has become the protest of choice when it comes to cuts to the public sector, including public sector pensions. Schools could be facing yet more disruption in September 2012 as The National Union … Continue reading

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Local Government Pension Scheme: New draft legislation proposes mandatory bond requirement for admission agreements

In December 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation letter to all administering authorities in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) inviting comments on the draft provisions of its proposed new legislation: the Local Government … Continue reading

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Government announces final proposals for public sector pensions reform

9 March 2012 saw the Government announce the final proposals for reform of the PCSPS, NHSPS, and Teachers Pension Schemes, to come into effect from April 2015. Continuing on separately are the LGPS negotiations, which have a different timeframe for … Continue reading

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The Budget 2012

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 saw the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announce the Government’s Budget for the financial year 2012-2013. According to the Treasury department, The Budget 2012 maintains the Government’s existing strategy, setting out measures aimed at … Continue reading

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Section 75 debts

Today the Devonshires Employment Blog brings you a brief pensions update. The Government is considering introducing new provisions regarding multi-employer pension schemes. When an employee who is an active member in a multi-employer pension scheme ceases to be employed, the new … Continue reading

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