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The Issues, News and comment about the 2010 decision by the Con-Lib coalition government to move the floor of pension unprating from RPI to CPI and BT's subsequent decision to impose that change on its staff and pensioners and take £2.9 billion from pensioners.
Here is a selection of letters that members have written to thier MPs. Feel free to use the information contain therin to write to your MP.
Press releases on the RPI/CPI change
A series of links to PDF's of letter members have recieved from their MPs or BT
A carosel of images of the letters members have recieved from their MPs or BT
A discussion of the issues amongst Prospect/Connect members along with the action taken and proposed.
In November 2010 the Government decided to erode the value of our pensions. Pensions to which we have contributed over a life time of work on the promise of RPI increases on retirement. The government lowered the floor on increases and BT siezed on the opportunity to take £2.9 Billion pounds from the pension fund to give to shareholders.
The National Federation Of Pensioners is doing some great work on providing information. If you are not a member you should consider joining. http://nfop.org.uk/ its campaigning on the issues is interesting.
Replies that members have recieved from their MPs and BT - images or text as available.
Prospect Head Office briefings and other branch briefings on the RPI/CPI changes.