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Pensions contribution schemes FAQ

Frequently answered questions on defined contribution pension schemes and what to consider when offered a pension scheme other than the TPS or LGPS.

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TPS practical campaigning tips

Shaun Murtagh-Howard, NEU National Council Independent Sector, provides some practical and successful campaigning ideas and tips

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NEU NI respond to pension consultation

NEU NI have responded to the consultation on options to address discrimination identified by the courts in the transitional protection arrangements, which were part of the 2015 reform of public service pension schemes, including the NI teachers pension scheme.

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Pension increase

The Government has published the proposed increases in teachers’ pensions with effect from 6 April 2020.

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TPS age discrimination FAQs - February 2021

The Government has announced its decision on how to deal with age discrimination issues in Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). The issue and its solution affect pension arrangements for the vast majority of serving teachers.

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Judges’ and firefighters’ age discrimination pension case

The government has published its response to the July 2020 public consultation - Public service pension schemes: changes to the transition arrangements to the 2015 schemes consultation. The NEU is pleased that the government has adopted our position and favours ‘Deferred Choice’.  

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Career average pension

The Teachers’ Pension Scheme will provide much of your retirement income so it is vital that you understand it. This guidance covers the career average section of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) in which most members are accruing pension.

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State pension

Information about the single-tier state pension and changes to the state retirement age.

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Different pension schemes available

In whatever capacity you work in education, there is likely to be an occupational scheme available for you to join and you may have automatic membership as soon as you are employed.

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Final salary pension

Information about the final salary section of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), including how to find out if you are in this TPS section.

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Policy

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Changes to Teachers' pensions 2015

Government changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in 2015 mean that teachers are paying more towards their pensions, working longer and receiving a smaller pension when they retire.

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