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

POLISH GOVT SEES SENSE
POLISH GOVERNMENT SEES SENSE Hot on the heels of the decision of the Indian Government to support its coal industry. “Thanks to the determination of both sides, we can tell over 47,000 miners …. that this stressful time is over” said Polish prime minister, Ewa Kopacz. Poland los

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Skinner to speak at Rally
Dennis Skinner MP to speak at Knottingley Rally Love him or hate him (we love him) Dennis Skinner MP, joins Yvette Cooper MP and Ian Lavery MP on Saturday, 31 January 2015 to speak at a rally aimed at drawing attention to the plight of England's 3 remaining major deep mines. Kellingley, Thoresby a

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MP Slams Govt
MP Slams Government Over Support For Coal Industry Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale, has slammed the Conservative Government for its support for foreign coal production whilst it continues to deny support for UK coalmines. Recent research by the environment group, Greenpeace has revealed that the Gover

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Ever Heard of UKEF?
Ever Heard of UKEF? According to their website https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-export-finance/about "We are the UK’s export credit agency. We help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In ad

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