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08 October 1997

New LRD guide: Finding out about your pension
The Labour Research Department (LRD) is today publishing a guide which aims to provide individuals with all the information they need to ensure they get the best possible pension benefits on retirement.

There are few issues as important to working people as their pension. Moves by the previous government to erode the real value of the state pension, coupled with the growth in the numbers taking out personal pension plans, with all the problems they present, means there is a real need for workers to be fully informed about pensions matters.

The new LRD guide, Finding out about your pension, covers state pensions, occupational pensions and personal pensions. It describes how each type of pension works and the retirement benefits that can be expected, along with some of the problems associated with them. It also explains how individuals can get the information they need to check their future pension income and, where possible, take action to maximise their entitlement.

The booklet also lists the industry's regulatory and advisory bodies and includes a useful glossary of terms.

Notes to editors

Finding out about your pension is published by the Labour Research Department, 78 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8HF, price ?2.45 or ?10 for non-labour movement bodies.
LRD Booklets are also available on subscription at an annual cost of ?23.75 (?61.00 for non-labour movement bodies). LRD publishes 11 booklets a year.
The Labour Research Department is an independent trade union and labour movement organisation founded 83 years ago. More than 2,000 trade union organisations, including 54 national unions, representing 99% of total TUC membership are affiliated.
For further information contact Richard Pond on 0171 928 3649.
 

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