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Rosencrantz

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Pensions for public service employees were altered around 5 years ago iirc(if under 50 iirc)

They went from Final Salary to Career Average which I believe is not so costly,but of course not quite as good as FS (perhaps one of the financial gurus on here can confirm ?)
It changed as you described for HMRC employees in 2015, I know that as I have one month's worth of the new pension before I left.
 

tavyred

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Yep.
I got put on a CARE scheme in 2015, all was not lost though as the Cabinet Office screwed up and those of us of a certain age were returned to our old scheme recently as it was deemed by a Judge that it was age discrimination to move us to a new scheme so close to our retirements.
 

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I am fully expecting Lockdowns, circuit breakers, firebreaks, dampeners, inhibitors and whatever other words can be dreamed up to feature each winter now as the inevitable viral diseases rock up.
 

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I've noticed in today's reports about the rapid Covid tests for schools they pose the question 'how accurate are the tests' to then answer "only 1 test in a thousand gives a false positive"
This is a great stat until you realise that the more pertinent accuracy question would be to ask how many false negatives there are per one thousand tests.

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As the scheme is extended until the end of September Dishy may as well go on a few more months as the viral cases will kick off again in the autumn
Did anyone else think that the length of this extension (despite all the confident talk about the end of lockdown) suggests that the "promised" June 21st freedeom is just yet more pie in the sky?
 

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Did anyone else think that the length of this extension (despite all the confident talk about the end of lockdown) suggests that the "promised" June 21st freedeom is just yet more pie in the sky?
Unfortunately the days of believing anything these experts and the government are long since gone !
 
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