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General Election 2019:

PSPC Manifesto for Public Sector Pensioners

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The PSPC and its constituent organisations, representing over one million public sector pensioners, are working to ensure that politicians and the public are better informed about the facts about public service pensions. We also campaign to improve the State Pension and protect universal pensioner benefits in order to ensure that current public service pensioners, and working public servants who will be future pensioners, are able to enjoy retirement with dignity and financial security.

The PSPC has launched its 2019 Manifesto for Public Service Pensioners in the run up to the General Election on 12 December setting out the issues of priority for the PSPC's members and constituent organisations in the light of the attacks on public service pensions and pressure to reduce the value of the State Pension and pensioner benefits in the name of “Intergenerational Fairness”. Simply making pensioners poorer will not in any way help younger people.

The PSPC is seeking a commitment from all political parties to:

  • Retain the triple-lock of prices, earnings, or 2.5% for uprating all elements of the State Pension including S2P/SERPS
  • Ensure that assumptions on State Pension age are based on adults spending one-third of adult life over state pension age as recommended by the Turner Commission, and not reduce that assumption to justify further increases in the State Pension age
  • Ensure that any future changes in the State Pension age are with a minimum of 15 years notice
  • Secure widows/widowers pensions for life in public sector schemes
  • Entitlement to state pension increases for all pensioners living outside the UK, irrespective of the country in which they live
  • Compensate through a transitional payment the women affected by changes in the State Pension Age under the 2011 Pensions Act
  • Return responsibility from the BBC to the Government for funding the free TV licence for all over-75 pensioners
  • Improve the value of all universal pensioner benefits, including the winter fuel allowance and Christmas bonus

Available to download

PSPC General Election Manifesto 2019

PSPC update on future of the Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Report of AGE Platform Europe Assembly held on 12-14 June 2019

PSPC letter to House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision 18 July 2019

Report of PSPC AGM held on 14 May 2019

Jeremy Wright MP Letter

Tom Watson MP Letter

PSPC letter to BBC

Response from BBC on free TV licence for over 75s

Constitution (as at October 2018)

Reply from Dominic Raab on leaving the EU

Response from HMT on the use of different inflation rates

Evidence to the House of Lords Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee

Letter to Liz Truss July 2018

PSPC response to the House of Lords Economic and Financial Affairs Committee consultation on the use of the Retail Prices Index

Letter to Dominic Raab - July 2018

Reply from Liz Truss - March 2018

Letter to Liz Truss March 2018

The PSPC have submitted written evidence to the Labour Party Policy Forum consultation on State Pension age - You can read our submission at this link or download the attached document

Letter to Liz Truss on inflation index (Dec 2017)

Letter to Liz Truss

Letter to David Davis

PSPC Template Letter to Parliamentary Candidates

PSPC 2017 General Election Manifesto

PSPC response to the consultation on indexation and equalisation of GMP in public service pension schemes

PSPC response to the ONS discussion paper on a Household Inflation Index

PSPC response to the consultation Measuring Consumer Prices: the Options for Change

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The following documents are in pdf format.

Reply from Liz Truss on inflation index

Reply from Liz Truss

Reply from David Davis

PSPC Manifesto for Public Service Pensioners 2015

PSPC and CSPA Briefing on Public Service Pensions

PSPC Response to Hutton Commission

Lord Hutton - Initial Report October 2010

Lord Hutton final call for evidence December 2010 - PSPC Response

Lord Hutton - Final Report March 2011

PSPC Response to DWP Green Paper - A state pension for the 21st century

PSPC Response to Office for National Statistics (ONS) Owner Occupier Housing Costs CPI Consultation

PSPC Response to Office for National Statistics (ONS) consultation on options for improving the RPI

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