LABOUR MANIFESTO – PENSIONER ISSUES
PROTECTING WORKS PENSIONS
Chapter 5 – Social Security
DIGNITY FOR PENSIONERS
TORY THREAT TO COUNCIL WORKS PENSION FOR ALL PENSIONER AGESChapter 9 – Leading Richer Lives - LOCAL COMMUNITIES - Page 88
COUNCIL WORKS PENSION
- Labour will give members of the Local Government Pension Scheme full trustee status to help control investments, and reduce fees and charges.
PROTECTING WORKS PENSIONS
Labour will amend the takeover regime to ensure that businesses identified as being “systemically important’ have a clear plan in place to protect workers and pensioners.
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TAKE-OVER OF FIRM AND WORKS PENSIONERS
9. Amend the takeover code to ensure every takeover proposal has a clear plan in place to protect workers and pensioners – because workers shouldn’t suffer when a company is sold.
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MINEWORKERS PENSION SCANDAL SOLVED
A Labour government will commit to an immediate review of the mineworkers’ pension scheme and British Coal superannuation scheme surplus, sharing arrangements between government and scheme beneficiaries.
VARIABLE WORKS PENSION AGES
We will commission a new review of the pension age, specifically tasked with developing accessible retirement policy to respect both the contributions made by people, the wide variations in life expectancy, and the arduous conditions of some work.
We’ll restore confidence in the workplace pension system and put people rather than profit at its centre. Labour will end rip-of hidden fees and charges, and enable the development of large efficient pensions funds, which will mean more cash for scheme members and lower costs for employers.
Puts working tax credits in with all other benefits, and part timers will be sanctioned just the same beyond the 6 weeks it takes to starve to death or have to wait for money that long, for not getting full time hours or getting a better paid job not needing working tax credits.
Universal Credit denies someone the right age of pension credit from age 66 if partner is below raised pension age (women 60 to 66 since 2013).
Following several years of independent research that the Cabinet Office attempted and failed to suppress, the book
‘Cash Not Care: the planned demolition of the UK welfare state’ was published 2016. The book contains all the evidence the government do not want the public to know, and all the details the national press and media refuse to report.