Equality in Pensions = Work in Progress

    View Authors June 2012
    The famous quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “All ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS” applies to some extent to pension provision. The fact that women used to be ‘more equal’ than men in terms of state pension ages is being addressed in legislation to achieve equalisation by April 2018. Other inequalities in pensions have yet to be addressed and this article highlights some of the issues that have recently come on to the radar.

    We look at developments in: equal civil marriages, Test Achats, compulsory retirement ages, equalisation of normal retirement ages and equalisation of GMPs.