We request your help with a Parliamentary petition we set up about the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Over 86,000 people like you have already signed it. Please join them today, it takes just 30 seconds to do so. If we don’t get 100,000 signatures by September we will have missed the opportunity for a debate in the House of Commons
Please sign the petition here.
What’s the problem?
The government has announced plans to force individual Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This is instead of direct government funding of important projects – even if it doesn’t give the best return for LGPS members’ pensions.
UNISON is not against LGPS funds investing in infrastructure, but we believe that investment decisions should be made by the fund managers and their members, not government ministers. Such a significant change to pension funds should be debated in Parliament.
Some five million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme to pay their pension. This is why UNISON has launched the petition calling for a parliamentary debate on the matter and is asking you to sign it today.
Even if you are not a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme, please take the time to sign this important petition. If this proposal does go ahead, it could have much wider implications for members of other pension schemes and could affect you and your own pension in the future.