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Prospect news updates about civil service pensions.

Prospect helped a representative in the Ministry of Defence successfully claim a death-in-service payment worth about £30,000 for the family of a former member.

Tens of thousands of public sector workers will benefit from the news that their full pension will be inflation protected throughout retirement.

Two Prospect members who have been forced to retire due to ill health have seen their civil service pension payouts dramatically increased thanks to interventions from Prospect. 

GB, a Prospect member in the Valuation Office Agency, first contacted his VOA branch reps in November 2013 for pension advice. GB was seriously ill and had decided he might need to change his civil service pension arrangements.

Alpha and other civil service pension schemes are being undermined by the use of non-consolidated payments to tackle recruitment and retention issues, said Mehtaab Hamid (Health and Safety Executive).