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The bill is adding up

Don&#39t hold your breath for the Pensions Protection Fund and New Kind of Regulator as the Department for Work and Pensions&#39 new bill looks set for a couple more days&#39 delay with the workers voting for a strike later this month.

It seems that either Andrew Smith isn&#39t paying them enough or the effect of statements of the value of a civil service pension are not enough to keep the brothers from calling everybody out.

Beset by rumours of a dearth of willing legislators to actually write the thing, the DWP maintains it is still on course to get the bill out on schedule. It says it will be ready in “early 2004” which presumably means any time before June 21.

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