RTERSA letter to Regina Doherty

13 September 2018 Ms. Regina Doherty Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Dear Minister, I am writing to you in connection with the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017, currently before the Oireachtas. The views expressed in this letter represent those of a collective group of pensioners, all members of Defined Benefit … Read moreRTERSA letter to Regina Doherty

Pension Reform behind target

Concern expressed for Pension reform as Government misses 80% of target dates set out in Pensions Roadmap 01/03/2019 Posted by IAPF Brexit should not stall the progression of Ireland’s pension reform “Regulation cannot be limitless – it needs to be proportionate and implementable in a cost-effective manner” – IAPF Chairperson The Government has missed 19 … Read morePension Reform behind target

New Government auto-enrolment plan

Auto-enrolment could undermine pension regime, experts say 13/02/2019 Posted by IAPF The Government’s new auto-enrolment scheme could undermine the existing private pensions system, as its proposal to offer tax relief of 25 per cent is “not optimal” and could lead to tax arbitrage between the two systems, pensions experts say. Some 12 years after it was first … Read moreNew Government auto-enrolment plan

How IORP II has affected pensions

IORP II: How the EU directive has reshaped the pensions industry 30/01/2019 Posted by IAPF IORP II, the European Union’s sweeping reform of pension fund legislation, came into force on 13 January. It added 43 new articles to the original IORP directive and put a renewed focus on governance and communication standards. Institutions for occupational retirement provision … Read moreHow IORP II has affected pensions

Community Employment strike

Community Employment supervisors to strike over pension security Monday, February 18, 2019 – 07:36 AM Examiner Community Employment supervisors seeking security over pensions will strike today at six locations across the country. They will protest in Letterkenny, Galway, Athlone, Waterford, Cork and Dublin at Department of Social Protection offices from midday. Forsa and SIPTU say … Read moreCommunity Employment strike

Information on pension increase.

RTÉ Superannuation Trustees have suggested a 2.25% increase for Defined benefit pensioners. This recommendation has to get approval from the Department of Communication, Climate Action and Environment and finally the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  We have lobbied all the way and the following is enclosed for your information. Ref: CCE-MO00476-2018  Dear Mr. O’Connor … Read moreInformation on pension increase.