The McCloud judgement declared that the transition of public sector pensions introduced in 2015 was illegal. This explains the relevance to the Teachers’ Pension schemes.
Pensions are a fraction of your salary. (80th, 60th, 57th etc) so does taking a pension mean having to watch every penny…it’s not as big a cut as you may think.
One of the biggest myths, or misunderstandings, is that taking the pension ‘early’, as early as 55, LOSES 20% of your pension.
There is some truth to this figure but it is NOT as significant as it first sounds…I explain more here
When can I get my hands on the pension?
In this video I look at the confusion surrounding the changes to the state pension age and the minimum ages that you can access your teachers’ pension
The start of the legislation needed to implement the remedy to the age discrimination caused by the transition from Final Salary to Career Average pension schemes.
If you are over 60 and haven’t already started taking your pension you would suffer from abatement if you took it all. However, taking phased retirement benefits does not lead to abatement.
You could work a day less and get paid more than you are now.
The Pension Pickpocket
If you retire at your Normal Pension Age and carry on, or return to, working then your pension may be abated (cut!).
Here I explain why and how to avoid it.
You want more?…
There are three ways to put more into your pension and to get more out of it. This presentation looks at the relative costs of Faster Accrual compared to Additional Pension.
My abridged version of the Government’s response to the consultation on the removal of age discrimination in the public sector pension schemes.
For my own reference but I’m posting it as others may also find it useful. I have reduced it to the main points, focusing solely on the actions the Government is proposing to take.
I removed details on who responded to the consultation and the summaries of their contributions to boil it down to just what is proposed will happen without so much of the why it will happen.
The Full Proposal (72 pages)