UK - Retained firefighters will discover whether they have won their battle for equal pension rights when the High Court rules on 12 test cases later this month.
The test cases – six in Berkshire and six in Kent – will determine whether 15,000 retained firefighters across the UK, with the exception of London and Merseyside, will be granted access to the unfunded Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.
Life expectancy in the UK saw no improvement between 2015 and 2017 as the number of people aged over 90 hit a record high, latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
Self-administered pension funds spent £14bn on payments to pensioners in Q2 2018, but only received £11.4bn of contributions (net of refunds), latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has named the 17 members of its inaugural policy board after a competitive application process with 60 candidates.