From the TUC

Pensions Commission Acid Test

21 Jun 2010, by in Pensions & Investment

Yesterday George Osborne announced that former Labour cabinet member John Hutton would be asked up to head the Government’s independent review of public sector pensions.

Like the other ‘Hutton review’ – the review of ‘fair pay’ in the public sector which is being headed by Will Hutton at the Work Foundation – John Hutton’s review will be provide an early acid test about whether or not the Government is serious about its commitment to engage public sector workers and to genuinely approach the issue of public sector pensions ‘openly and fairly’.

The TUC has consistently argued that public sector pensions are already fair, sustainable and affordable – lets hope that Government gives us a real opportunity to make that case, and puts facts before the easy rhetoric of ‘gold-plated pensions’.

2 Responses to Pensions Commission Acid Test

  1. Dave Plummer
    Jun 21st 2010, 6:09 am

    You never know, he might recommend better pensions and lower contributions.

    Admittedly it’s not particularly likely.

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