The DWP has launched a website allowing the public to discuss the national pensions debate. The site – www.dwp.gov.uk/debate – contains an interactive section allowing people to send the department their views on key issues.
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The Judicial Pensions Bill, which proposes to exempt judges from being taxed on pension pots over 1.5m, is to be scrutinised by Parliament’s joint committee on human rights. The cross-party committee – which can propose changes to the law but has no actual veto – will consider whether the bill contravenes any European human rights […]
The Financial Services Skills Council is to lose one in seven of its workforce due to restructuring and a change in Government policy. The FSSC, which provides leadership for training, education and development in the industry, is reducing staff numbers from 35 to 30. It says the move results from a change in Government policy […]
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