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Pension reform takes centre stage at MLA debate

Published 11/10/2010

The pensions debate continues today as older people gather at Stormont to discuss the recent reforms and seek assurances over services.

A government report last week announced sweeping changes to public sector pension schemes.

Lord Hutton said long-term structural reform was needed, with workers expected to see increased pension contributions, an end to final salary schemes and later retirements.

Today's 'Great Pensions Debate' will involve five MLAs from the main parties. Four age organisations - Age Sector Platform, Age NI, ICTU (NIC) and National Pensioners' Convention - organised the debate to explore what they view as the key Westminster issue for our ageing population.

Each MLA is to outline their party's position on pensions.

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