The outline deal between government and unions on public sector workers is like ‘Christmas come early for public sector workers', Barnett Waddingham says.
The actuarial firm - which advises a quarter of local government pension schemes - said the move to a higher accrual rate with a lower revaluation rate would give people "more for more" in the short term....
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Scottish higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from more pensions tax relief than workers on the same salary anywhere else in the UK as income tax bands continue to diverge.
Schemes risk breaking the law and being forced to wind up as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns some may be master trusts but do not know so.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.