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TUC opposes rise in state pension age

The Trades Union Congress has backed linking the state pension to earnings, compulsory employer contributions and a fairer system for women but is opposed to raising the state pension age.

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NAPF backs ‘fairer system’

The National Association of Pensions Funds says it supports the plans to build a fairer system for the future that will allow everyone to build a secure retirement income.

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

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