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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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30 November Strikes – Will you be affected?

A number of our clients have recently received notices of strike action on 30 November 2011 from UNISON in relation to proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme. It appears however from the papers we have seen that UNISON’s … Continue reading

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The Consultation on the Fair Deal

At the Spending Review, the Government announced its intention to consult on the Fair Deal Policy. This was in response to a recommendation made by the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission which found that the Fair Deal Policy, coupled with … Continue reading

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