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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

Prospect's pensions officers blog about the issues that exercise their minds.

Pension Scheme Consolidation - A case well made or a basket case?

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has recently published the latest in their missives on what to do about Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes to "solve the crisis". 

payslip showing pension contribution

Pension tax to become more taxing?

No pre-budget article or blog is complete without speculation about the potential for radical reform to pension tax relief. Usually the speculation turns out to be unfounded. But this year we know there will definitely be at least one change to tax relief on pension contributions.

Palace of Westminster after dark

Partners' Pensions - a Known Unknown?

"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know." ...

Dungeness nuclear power station

Nuclear decommissioning workers' pensions are affordable

Prospect deputy general secretary, Dai Hudd, recently blogged about challenges facing our members working in nuclear decommissioning.

Pensions Auto Enrolment - some numbers

2012 was a landmark year in widening the scope of pension provision through Automatic Enrolment to workplace pensions.