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Prospect news updates about civil service pensions.

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).

Delegates backed a motion asking Prospect to defend civil service pensions and reject any more detrimental changes to the schemes.

The government’s proposals to change public sector exit payments will hinder, rather than help, provide value for money