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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

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


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Facing a demand to repay pension overpayments?

The civil service pension scheme recently reported that overpayments of £22 million were made to pensioners over many years.


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Help with pension tax relief for Scottish members

If you live in Scotland you will be a Scottish taxpayer and pay Scottish Income Tax (your tax code should start with an ‘S’ to reflect this).


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Update on cashing in defined benefit pension benefits

A major trend in pensions in 2017 was for tens of thousands of members of defined benefit pension schemes to trade in their benefits for a large cash lump sum.


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Update on Brexit and Pensions

A previous blog covered the potential impact of Brexit on the pensions of Prospect members who move between the UK and the rest of the EU during their careers or after they retire.


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Help for Prospect members with pension tax issues

The pension tax relief system is very complicated (complicated enough to generate more previous pension blogs than any other issue!).