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Pensions blog

Pensions blog

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

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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. 

Nuclear decommissioning

Nuclear winter of discontent?

After a reshuffle of responsibilities among Prospect's senior management, I recently took on some new duties – including taking the lead for members working in nuclear decommissioning.


To cash in or not cash in

A recent front page story in the Financial Times on cashing in final salary pension benefits is bound to bring more attention to this issue. The revelation that a recent pensions minister, as well as a highly respected economic commentator and many top company executives, have taken this step will...