Prospect has been very vocal about the problem of the gender pension gap.
Prospect’s pension policy can largely be summarised as fighting to defend defined benefit (DB) pensions for members who have them and campaigning to improve the quality of the defined contribution (DC) pension schemes that are generally available to other members.
A legal challenge to the way the Government changed the pension age for women starts today (June 5).
Full pension protection has always been one of the key goals of marriage equality campaigners. Before civil partnerships, and then same-sex marriage, occupational pension schemes could choose to offer a pension to a surviving same-sex partner, but they did not have to.
The government has stepped up planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Part of its preparations includes publishing guidance explaining the rights of UK nationals in the EU if the UK leaves without an agreement.
Speculation about pension tax relief is as much a sign of an upcoming Budget as returning swallows herald the arrival of spring (I’ve indulged in it myself).
The government unlawfully discriminated against unmarried couples by refusing to allow claims for widowed parent's allowance in cases where the surviving partner was not married to, or the civil partner of, the deceased.
Anyone casually reading the news in July 2018 might have had the impression that Brexit could make it illegal for pensions to be paid to people who retire to a country in the European Union.