PENSIONS

MINEWORKERS' PENSION SCHEME
THE FORMER BRITISH COAL PENSION SCHEMES: THE MINEWORKERS? PENSION SCHEME AND THE BRITISH COAL STAFF SUPERANNUATION SCHEME The Mineworkers? Pension Scheme (MPS) and British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme (BCSSS) together have 430,000 members in total and taken together represent the second largest funded pension scheme in the UK. At privatisation of the British Coal Corporation in 1994, the two Schemes were closed to new members and new contributions, and they and their assets were separated from the Corporation as stand alone trusts
http://www.mps-pension.org.uk/



NATIONAL PENSIONERS CONVENTION
The NPC is widely recognised, as the umbrella body for pensioners' groups throughout the UK. We currently have over 250 affiliates and hundreds of individual supporters. This website site will give you information about: what the NPC campaigns for how it is organised how you can get involved As well as giving you all the latest news on a range of issues that affect older people.
http://www.natpencon.org.uk/



OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY (OPRA)
OPRA was set up by Parliament to help make sure that occupational pension schemes are safe and well run. Invicta House, Trafalgar Place, Brighton, Sussex BN1 4DW Tel: 01273 627600 e-mail: helpdesk@opra.gov.uk
http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/



THE PENSION SERVICE
The Pension Service website is published by the Government to provide information about state and private pensions. It tells you what you should be thinking about ? whether you?re just starting out, about to retire or already retired.
http://www.thepensionservice.gov.uk/home.asp

Kellingley Branch Meeting
NUM Kellingley Branch Meeting 13.04.14 Miner's met on Sunday to hear reports of the current situation at Kellingley Colliery. They heard that the Government was prepared to support UK Coal's “Proposed Management Run Off Plan” at Kellingley by issuing a commercial loan of £10m.The

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Save Thoresby
Sign The Petition - Save Thoresby Colliery Léonie Mathers, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sherwood, said: “If it’s true the Government has given up and are to allow the closure of Thoresby Colliery, this is devastating news for our area. As long as there are still op

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e-petition Save Kellingley
Save Kellingley Colliery I want the Government to help stop the closure of Kellingley Colliery in West Yorkshire and the loss of over 700 jobs, we have local power stations to burn the coal mined there and stocks of coal for at least twenty five years of mining. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/pet

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Notts NUM Say Invest Now
NOTTINGHAM NUM CALL FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTMENT Nott's NUM have met with local MP's and have urged them to put pressure on the Government to provide the urgent investment needed to keep Thorseby and Kellingley Collieries open. Alan Spencer, Nottingham Area General Secretary said “The amount

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