Universities Superannuation Scheme
Published Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8156
Looks at the consultation on the 2017 valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the proposed reforms
Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies
Published Monday, February 19, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7912
This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.
Topics: Animal welfare, Armed forces, Asylum, Aviation, Climate change, Common Agricultural Policy, Consumers, Courts, Data protection, Defence equipment and procurement, Devolution, Economic policy, Employment, Energy, Environmental protection, EU budget, EU external relations, EU grants and loans, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Financial services, Fisheries, Food, Forestry, Health services, Higher education, Human rights, Immigration, Industry, Information technology, International development, International economic relations, International law, International politics and government, International trade, Legislative process, Medicine, Overseas territories, Parliament, Pensions, Railways, Regulation, Research and innovation, Roads, Science, Shipping, Water
Pension integration (or 'clawback')
Published Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01121
Looks at rules under which some occupational pensions have historically been adjusted to take account of the State Pension introduced in the late 1940s
Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN01189
Covers the arrangements made for mineworkers' pensions following privatisation of British Coal in 1994.
State Pension Uprating
Published Friday, February 2, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN05649
Looks at the current policy on uprating the State Pension and Pension Credit
Overview of the Pension Protection Fund
Published Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN03917
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) which was one of the measures set up by the Pensions Act 2004. It was in response to a series of high-profile cases in which pension schemes had wound up with insufficient assets to meet their pension commitments. The PPF started operations on 6 April 2005 and applies to schemes that started winding up after that date.
The collapse of Carillion
Published Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8206
Carillion entered compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018. This briefing looks at the causes and consequences of Carillion's collapse.
Pensions: civil partnerships and same sex marriages
Published Monday, January 29, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN03035
This note looks at the way in which forming a civil partnership affects rights to state, occupational and personal pensions and at the relevant provisions in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013
Financial Guidance and Claims Bill 2017-19
Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8033
This Paper Outlines the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill 2017-19 introduced into the Lords in June 2017.
Pensions: Automatic enrolment - 2010 onwards
Published Monday, January 15, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers SN06417
The Workplace pension reforms started to be introduced from 2012. Under the reforms, employers are required to automatically enrol workers into a qualifying pension scheme and, unless the worker opts out, make minimum contributions. This briefing paper looks at progress to date and the debate on the way forward, including the 2017 review
2018 Benefits Uprating
Published Friday, January 12, 2018 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8162
Most working-age benefits will be frozen at 2015/16 cash values from 2016/17 to 2019/20 inclusive. Over the year 2018/19 the increase in most benefits aimed at disabled people and pensioners will continue to be linked to CPI inflation, which increased to 3.0% in the year ending September 2017. The new State Pension will rise by 3.0% to £164.35.
Brexit and state pensions
Published Monday, December 11, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7894
This Commons Library briefing looks at EU law providing for the co-ordination of State Pension entitlement and the possible impact of Brexit
Occupational pension increases
Published Friday, December 8, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN05656
Looks at the requirements on private sector Defined Benefit occupational pension schemes to index and revalue pension benefits and recent debates - including in relation to the British Steel Pension Scheme
Pension scheme charges
Published Thursday, November 30, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN06209
Looks at the impact of pension scheme charges on pension savings and steps being taken to cap charges and to improve transparency
Social Indicators 2017
Published Monday, November 27, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-7381
This Commons Library research briefing summarises a wide range of social statistics. Subjects covered include agriculture, crime, defence, education, elections, environment and energy, health, housing, local government, population and migration, social security and transport.
Topics: Church and state, Administration of justice, Agriculture, Alcoholism, Armed forces, Asylum, Benefits policy, Central government, Civil Service, Climate change, Crime, Criminal law, Crown, Defence equipment and procurement, Defence policy, Devolution, Elections, Empty property, Energy, Ethnic groups, Further education, Health finance, Health services, Health staff and professions, Higher education, Housing, Housing adaptations, Immigration, Local government, Obesity, Ofsted, Organic farming, Overcrowding, Parliament, Pensions, Political parties, Population, Prisons, Railways, Regeneration, Religion and faith communities, Religious discrimination, Research and innovation, Roads, Schools, Speaker, Sustainable development, Teachers, Vaccination, Voluntary organisations
Pension Credit - 2017 onwards
Published Friday, November 17, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8135
Looks at some of the issues currently raised in connection with Pension Credit
State Pension payment arrangements
Published Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Commons Briefing papers SN00260
Looks at the day at and frequency with which the State Pension is paid