Public sector pensions increase


Further clarification of the proposed reforms to public sector pensions has been released today by the government.

The government is aiming to reduce its pension bill by £1.2 billion next year and thus public sector workers face increases of up to 2.4% in their contributions.

The plans have been extensively defended by ministers who point to the low level of increases for those earning between £15,000 and £21,000.

However unions have reacted angrily and further strike action is expected.


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