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.
The government has finally responded to last year’s Supreme Court ruling on equal pension benefits for same-sex partners in the event of a scheme member’s death.
This blog is an update on one written in January, with additional information relevant to members considering whether to cash in the pension they have built up in a defined benefit pension scheme. It is important to read this in conjunction with the earlier blog.
The vast majority of employers Prospect deals with have a long history of offering excellent quality pension schemes to their employees. The relatively small number who never previously did so, have been caught up by a relatively new legal duty to enrol employees into a pension scheme and contribute to...