Category - pensions

  • March 3, 2016

    Women have barely half the pension savings of men, according to a new TUC-sponsored report published on 1 March. The study, carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute, shows that women have, on average, £7,500 in savings in defined contribution schemes, compared to £14,500 for men.

  • June 26, 2015

    A year on from a government review into occupational pensions, the TUC is urging ministers to remove one of the last legal hurdles to equality for same-sex couples.

  • July 21, 2014

    Has George Osborne completely forgotten the banking crisis, or has it just slipped his mind? In an interview on Radio 4 this morning he spoke of his excitement at the new products the financial services industry may invent to sell to people who will soon get access to their pension pots.

  • July 13, 2014

    The hundreds of thousands of public sector workers who joined marches, pickets lines and rallies across England and Wales on 10 July have cast into sharp relief the attitudes of those who would divide us, those who cannot see past their own narrow interests and those who have – to varying degrees – an awareness of the qualities of interrelation, solidarity and the common good which are integral to the civilised functioning of complex modern societies.

  • March 23, 2014

    New figures published from the ONS on the growth in the number of ‘very old’ people illustrates Britain's pension challenge.

  • March 20, 2014

    The budget announced by UK chancellor George Osborne has been widely reported as appealing to pensioners and savers. Some measures, such as pensioner bonds, will indeed help sizeable numbers of older people. Yet for many people over retirement age, it is will not be good news overall.

  • December 7, 2013

    Forcing millions to work even longer, as the government proposes, will worsen age and class divides, say critics of the UK government’s plans.

  • September 5, 2013

    The average pension pot for a FTSE 100 director increased by £400,000 last year to £4.73m, according to the TUC's annual PensionsWatch survey published today.

  • October 31, 2012

    Low-paid workers are far less likely to have a workplace pension, and those that do have far lower employer contribution rates, according to a new TUC report.

  • October 12, 2012

    Over half a million low-paid workers could lose thousands of pounds in employer pension contributions if ministers raise the earnings trigger for auto-enrollment.