Staff Pension Scheme

Part of House of Commons Commission – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 19 June 2008.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation 10:30, 19 June 2008

None of us could do our jobs as Members of Parliament without the professional support of Clerks, Librarians and the other staff of the House, but, equally, none of us could do our jobs without the support of our staff, in our constituency offices and here in Westminster. It is outrageous that Members and the staff of the House belong to good public sector final salary pension schemes, but other public servants, who serve the public for years, end up on the Portcullis plan and face retirement on a fraction of the incomes of House staff. Will the House of Commons Commission examine this problem and do something about it?

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James nelson
Posted on 23 Jun 2008 11:44 pm (Report this annotation)

And what about the pensioners who contribute the same amounts as everyone else to the National Insurance Fund, but end up with a much lower pension just because their grandchildren live in Canada instead of the USA? The longer these pensioners live, the more they fall behind their contemporaries.