LRD Booklets June 2010

Pensions under pressure - the challenge for trade unions

Introduction (1,217 words)

A sober assessment of the current state of UK pensions was provided shortly before the 2010 election by the National Association for Pension Funds ...
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1. The pensions landscape 2010 (2,893 words)

Evidence on the incomes of existing pensioners shows that state pensions and benefits have the widest reach but that occupational pensions play a ...
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2. State pensions (1,830 words)

Restoration of the earnings link for the basic state pension from April 2011, with a “triple guarantee” that pensions are raised by ...
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3. Credit and benefits (886 words)

Benefits play a big role in pensioner income. The coalition government programme said it would “protect” key benefits for older people ...
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4. Pensions, retirement and age (1,872 words)

Rather than wait until 2024 when state pension age for men and women was due to increase beyond 65, the government will hold a review to set the ...
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5. Occupational and private pensions (6,913 words)

The government says it will “simplify” the rules and regulations to “help reinvigorate” occupational pensions; ...
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6. Public sector pensions (1,865 words)

The two coalition parties were equally critical of public sector pension arrangements before the 2010 general election. Coalition prime minister ...
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7. Championing pensions (1,107 words)

When membership levels of company pension schemes are high then employers are more reluctant to make cuts to the benefits on offer. The need for a ...
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Resources (501 words)

Age UK (UK’s largest organisation working with and for older people, formerly Age Concern). Tel: 0800 169 6565. Lines are open between 8.00am ...
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