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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will provide funding for schools and colleges providing education for young people under the age of 19 to meet the additional costs arising from the (a) additional employer contribution as set out in the Teachers' Pensions (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 and (b) higher national insurance contributions which will be paid from 1 April 2016 as a result of the Pension Act 2014; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211581 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education is asking schools, like other employers across the public sector, to contribute more towards their employees’ pensions to ensure that the cost of public sector pension schemes do not fall unfairly on taxpayers. Our protection of the core schools budget in real terms means that schools are well-placed to cope with changes in their costs in 2015-16. The Department has also deferred the introduction of the increase to September 2015, giving schools an additional five months to plan how they will meet the additional pensions cost.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor confirmed that the next spending review will take into account the cost to employers of the reforms to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and the implications for National Insurance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T11:01:14.1320255Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
106270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has any plans to extend participation in the Teachers' Pension Scheme to teachers employed by or through supply teacher agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
star this property uin 213211 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Supply teachers, who are employed by accepted employers, are able to participate in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, and already do so. These are most commonly teachers employed by local authorities to provide supply cover to maintained schools. The employer-employee relationship is important because the employer is responsible for meeting a number of obligations, which include paying both member and employer contributions to the scheme.</p><p>Schools and local authorities are responsible for the recruitment of their supply teachers, including decisions over whether to use private agencies to recruit and manage them. If a teacher is supplied by a private agency, this is a private commercial arrangement between the school and the agency and as such there is no employer-employee relationship between the school and teacher. It is for schools and local authorities to determine how they engage supply teachers and, depending on whether this is through private agencies or accepted employers, whether participation in the scheme is permitted.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T16:57:38.9623333Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:57:38.9623333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to schools of increasing the employer contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme in each of the next five fiscal years; and what plans he has to provide additional funding to the Department for Education to meet that cost. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 176551 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answer text <p>We undertake valuations of the public service pension schemes every four years. This is the first time that a full assessment of the pension schemes has been undertaken since the government introduced reformed schemes in 2015. Early indications are that the amount employers pay towards the schemes will need to increase. This is because of proposed changes to the discount rate, which is used to assess the current cost of future payments from the schemes, to reflect the Office for Budget Responsibility’s long-term growth forecasts. Further details will be known later this year.</p><p>Some increase in costs was anticipated at Budget 16, which departments and the devolved administrations will need to meet in full. Treasury will be supporting departments with any unforeseen costs for 2019/20. Further discussions will be taken forward as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-10-11T13:37:48.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-11T13:37:48.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many surviving spouses of teachers who retired or died prior to 1 January 2007 have lost their entitlement to their late spouse's pension on remarrying. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 17305 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Data on the cessation of spouses’ pensions are not collated centrally, and the records of all individual members would need to be investigated to determine how many spouses’ pensions have ceased as a result of the surviving spouse having remarried. This could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T15:18:27.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T15:18:27.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to extend the entitlement to their late spouse's teacher's pension to the surviving spouses of teachers who retired or died prior to January 2007 and lost their entitlement to their late spouse's pension on remarrying. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 17306 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>It has been the policy of successive governments that changes or improvements to all public service pension schemes should not normally be applied retrospectively. This policy protects the current membership from having to meet the cost of potentially very expensive improvements. There are therefore no plans to extend the entitlement for those whose spouse was a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme and who died or retired before January 2007.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T15:11:53.213Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T15:11:53.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review eligibility arrangements for the teacher's Pension Scheme to enable supply teachers to participate in that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 29634 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-14more like thismore than 2016-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Teachers’ Pensions Regulations currently provide for supply teachers to participate in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) where they are employed by a scheme employer. These are local authorities (LAs), academies and further education colleges. This includes supply teachers who are recruited by a supply agency but then employed directly, under a contract of employment, by the scheme employer.</p><p> </p><p>Where supply teachers are self-employed or remain employed by a supply agency and their services are provided under a ‘contract for services’, it is not possible for them to participate in the TPS as there is no organisation to undertake the employer role, including remitting contributions to the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not plan to review these arrangements and considers that it is for employers and teachers to determine how supply teachers are employed, which can in turn enable access to the TPS under the current arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2016-03-14T16:05:47.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-14T16:05:47.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons ill-health retirement pensions for teachers do not allow recipients to supplement their income by seeking work as private tutors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 58996 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-16more like thismore than 2017-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Ill-health retirement pensions from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme are paid to members who are no longer able to teach due to illness or injury. Generally, these types of pensions are stopped only where there is evidence that a member no longer meets the eligibility requirements, for example because their health has improved. Work as a private tutor would not lead to automatic cessation of the pension, but because it is akin to teaching, may lead to a review of continued entitlement. Such reviews take account of the individual circumstances of the member, but ensure that only those who continue to meet the ill-health criteria receive pensions, which carry a high cost to the scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2017-01-16T17:04:19.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-16T17:04:19.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure equality in survivor benefits for widows and widowers in the Teachers’ pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
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Laura Smith more like this
star this property uin 121317 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Pensions for widows were introduced in 1972 to most public sector pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). Surviving partner pensions were extended in 1988 to cover widowers, in 2005 for civil partners and in 2014 for same sex marriage spouses. The Government has made it clear that it believes that it is right that married same sex couples and civil partners should be treated equally to married opposite sex couples. That is why TPS legislation ensures that survivor benefits, accrued since 1988, are built up equally for all legal relationships.</p><p> </p><p>The Supreme Court Case of Walker v Innospec, has confirmed that the surviving partner of a pension scheme member must not be treated differently based on their sexual orientation. HM Treasury is responsible for policy in this area and will soon provide instructions to departments on the implication of the Walker case. When the full extent of this ruling is understood, we will take all steps necessary to ensure the TPS complies.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T15:32:18.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:32:18.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to extend entitlement to a late spouse's teacher's pension to remarried surviving spouses of teachers who retired or died before January 2007. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 122066 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Pensions were introduced for the widows of teachers in 1972. Spousal pensions were then extended to include widowers and civil partners. Up until 2007, funding of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) was on the basis that partner pensions would cease, should the dependent partner remarry or enter a civil partnership.</p><p> </p><p>In 2007, the rules governing survivor pensions were changed to ensure that any pension which becomes payable to a surviving spouse or civil partner, where the member had service in the TPS after 1 January 2007, will be paid for life. There are no plans to retrospectively apply this amendment to those who retired, or otherwise left the TPS, before the regulations were changed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T15:36:22.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T15:36:22.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contingency plans his Department has made to manage the teachers' pensions scheme in the event of Capita being unable to fulfil its contractual obligations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 130271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-09more like thismore than 2018-03-09
star this property answer text <p>The contractual arrangements covering the administration of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme include a requirement to maintain an exit transition ready for use at any point during the contract term, regardless of the reasons for the contract ending. A plan is in place and its effectiveness is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. The plan includes a range of options, including transferring responsibility to a new service provider as nominated by the Department or transferring the service to the Department to operate.</p><p> </p><p>The contract includes additional provisions under which, if Capita is unable to continue to fulfil its contractual obligations, the Department could use existing IT systems, premises and staff resources to maintain service delivery.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-03-09T09:34:25.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-09T09:34:25.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this