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

Euro funding UK CCS
A UK carbon storage project has received a funding boost of €300m from the European Commission 8 July 2014 - The Government have announced that the White Rose project, at Drax, along with another CCS project based in Peterhead, are benefiting from around £100 million from the UK Governme

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Combine For Cleaner Coal
CLEANER COAL COMBINE NUM and Unite the Union have established a Coal Combine which wants all trade unions in the UK coal industry to get involved to help advance the coal industry from underground to surface to electricity to carbon capture and storage. Check out the link for details ht

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Marching in The Rain
30 Years On Strike reunion parade and rally 28 June 2014 Of course it rained but that did not stop people coming together 30 years on from 1984. The plans to destroy the coal industry are now coming out in the open and those plans included the destruction of trade unions and communities but the

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STATE OF COALFIELDS
REPORT COMMISSIONED BY THE COALFIELDS REGENERATION TRUST The state of the coalfields (Mike Foden, Steve Fothergill and Tony Gore) The former coalfields are a distinctive part of England, Scotland and Wales. The report examines a wide range of contemporary social and economic statistics on the coal

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