Trade union briefing, Q4 2018

Welcome to our Christmas 2018 briefing for trade unions. We highlight the pension issues coming out of the autumn budget, the latest on GMP equalisation, and we even throw in a pensions fun fact for good measure. Merry Christmas to everyone in the trade union movement.

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Trade union briefing, Q3 2018

In this issue we brief trade unions on the Government's recent White Paper, Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, which sets out how it intends to increase protections and make improvements to the current pensions system. We also discuss two recent court cases involving the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

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Trade union briefing, Q2 2018

We report on recent COPE state pension changes, the BT court ruling and Port Talbot transfer value activities. We also brief trade unions on the latest mortality projections and key DC scheme issues.

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Trade union briefing, Q4 2017

We brief trade unions on the next three years of the PPF levy and forthcoming changes in the state pension age. We also assess progress on auto-enrolment to date, and provide a quick-read guide to defined contribution pension schemes.

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