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telephoneThe Public Sector Pensions Commission is an independent body, but please use the following address for correspondence by mail:

Ingrid Farmer
Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5ED

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Submit evidence – SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The Public Sector Pensions Commission welcomes submissions from anyone with knowledge of and an interest in public sector pensions. To submit evidence, please contact the Commission using the above contact details. Submissions will be made available on this website – please make clear if you would prefer your submission not to be uploaded.

Please give us your views on public sector pensions as they are today – including such questions as whether they are fair, whether are they sustainable and whether they need to be reformed – and on possible reforms to public sector pensions – including such questions as whether a more sustainable DB pension can be designed, the merits or demerits of DC, and how a consensual way forward can best be found. If you would like to answer more specific questions, please refer to those listed below, though do not feel obliged to answer every one of them. Please keep your views and answers reasonably concise, and do please include data where appropriate.

  1. Do you believe there is a “pensions apartheid” between the public and private sectors, and why? If so, do you think this is economically and socially sustainable?
  2. Do you think the reforms to public sector pensions that have been enacted over the last four years are sufficient to put them on a financially sustainable footing, and why?
  3. Do you have any views on whether some groups within the public sector benefit more from public sector pensions than others? Does it matter?
  4. Are the current “contracted out” arrangements for public sector pensions fair?
  5. Do you believe it is reasonable for the taxpayer to continue to support DB in the public sector when the private sector has largely withdrawn from DB provision? If so, why?
  6. What would be the most radical change to public sector pensions that you would suggest, and why?
  7. What would be the most practical change to public sector pensions that you would suggest, and why?
  8. Thinking about the place of public sector pensions within the wider pensions system, what is the best way forward, given the enormous fiscal deficits currently being run, and why?
  9. Do you see merit in a ceiling on the level of public sector pensions? Would this be better as a limit on pensionable salary or on the pension?
  10. How can we best find a consensual way to reform public sector pensions, that avoids industrial action, and why?