Teachers prepare legal challenge against ‘age discrimination’ pension changes

According to iNews, teachers are mobilising to mount a legal challenge against pension changes which could stand to leave them £20,000 worse off across their career.

In April 2015 the government made changes to public sector pensions with the intention of cutting their cost. The changes protected older employees approaching retirement by allowing them to stay in their current pension scheme, but younger workers born after a certain date were ejected from those schemes.

According to solicitors Leigh Day, teachers hit by the changes would need to invest around £20,000 extra per year on average during their working lives to make up for what they had lost because of the changes. 

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