PROPOSED REVISIONS TO TEACHERS'PENSIONS
The nature of these proposals is almost identical to the detail which was outlined at Congress in May, and which has been discussed and approved by Salaries and Conditions of Service Committee.
As a result, the advice of the Association is currently to recommend the proposals. Council will have the opportunity to hear a report on this on Saturday 7 October and to approve a course of action. You will hear further details of this after Council has met.During coming months, there will be a variety of initiatives by the Association to alert members to the impact of the proposed changes, and I will contact you soon with regard to these.
Further advice as regards the effects of the proposals will follow in due course, including specific advice for certain groups of member for whom there are particular issues to address.
For the moment, encouraging responses to the formal Consultation is the priority. The Consultation and the response form can be found on the SPPA website http://www.sppa.gov.uk/pension_reform/teachers.htm. The closing date for responses is the 5th
A summary of the proposals can viewed here.
4 October 2006