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.
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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