UK - A supply teacher agency is to allow teachers to pay directly into the Teachers' Pension Scheme.
The move by the Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA) comes only weeks before government regulations enforce equal pension rights for both fixed-term and permanent employees.
LTA has arranged for all its teachers to be be paid directly through their local education authority so that contributions can be paid directly into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.
Mike Norman, managing director of Reed Education Professionals, which helped set up LTA in conjunction with Lancashire County Council, said: “If the LTA is successful, and we are confident it will be, we would like to bring the same benefits to other local education authorities across the country.”
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