UK - Local authority pension schemes are being unfairly funded by council tax, according to the TaxPayers' Alliance.
Andrew Allum, chairman, the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "It's unacceptable that ordinary families and pensioners who struggle to pay inflated council tax bills see so much of their money spent on gold-plated council pensions that have all but disappeared in the wider economy."
The organisation said employee contributions had remained around 6% whereas employer contributions had risen and would continue to rise to around 12% to fill 'inevitable funding gaps'.
In its third report on council spending, the organisation stated: "It is not uncommon for employers to contribute at least £3 for every £1 that employees are contributing. These ratios could increase further in the future."
The TaxPayers Alliance urged reform of public sector pensions to reduce council tax bills, free up money for other local services and avoid potential future funding crises.
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