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

Miners Remember
Miners at Lofthouse (West Yorkshire) remember those who lost their lives, suffered injuries and all those who worked in the mines during war years:- L to R P Harrison, J Harris, B Kenny. T Banks, D Dews [ Cllr], M Johnson [Cllr], I Bains, C Keith.[Cllr] Miners in Yorkshire Remember 100 years

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NUM and MP's Keep the pressure on to save pits
NUM and MP's Keep the pressure on to save pits National Secretary Chris Kitchen has now written to The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (Matthew Hancock MP) 3 times with regard to the situation at UK Coal. Despite not receiving replies to his letters of 18 August and 18 Se

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Holiday Pay Ruling
The EAT has given judgment in the joined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd and ors v Fulton and ors; Hertel (UK) Ltd v Woods and ors; Amec Group Ltd v Law and ors. Its decision confirms that all elements of a worker’s normal remuneration – including payments in respect of non-guaranteed overtim

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Power Cuts
You Don't Know What You're Doing This Government is clearly hoping for a mild winter more than most with margins at the power stations running too tight to call. The NUM will keep pushing forward the case to retain coal production in the UK. With plans being made to ration power and pay plant

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