Published August 1976
by Stationery Office Books .
Written in English
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Equal treatment in occupational pension schemes. Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ann McGoldrick; Great Britain. Equal Opportunities Commission. Directive “On the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in occupational social security schemes”. Article 6, §§ 1(h) and (i) of the proposed Directive state that it would be contrary to the principle of equal treatment to provide for benefits whose level or amount. Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Benefit Schemes Guidance Notes Introduction s 1. Part VII of the Pensions Act (the “Act”), first became effective from 1st January and provided for the equal treatment of men and women in occupational benefit schemes. This requirement is . Controlling for age, women are less likely than men to contribute to private pension schemes. T o understand what fac tors cause th is inequ ality and to isolate the effect of gender (thereby.
Moreover, the level of women’s pensions is distributed over a wider range than that of men’s because many women receive low levels of pension. Among retired women, 7% have paid contributions for less than 10 years, and 27% for years, whereas the proportion of men having worked for fewer than 25 years is marginal. Occupational pension schemes are subject to the equal pay for equal work principle. Most occupational pension schemes are trust-based schemes where the scheme is legally separate from the employer and is administered by trustees, who are bound to implement equal treatment between women and men. See Occupational Pensions Board, Equal Status for Men and Women in Occupational Pension Schemes, Cmnd. (London: HMSO, ). Google Scholar Equal Opportunities Commission, Sex Equality and the Pension Age (Manchester: EOC, ) and ‘Equalising the Pension Age’ (Manchester: EOC, ), McGoldrick, Equal Treatment pp. 16–17 and. Not only have we 50s women been reobbed of 6 years of our pension, women have, for years before equal pay been doing the same job as a man for less money!. For this great privalage, we have had to keep contributing national insurance up to age 65 to get our rightful pension when men only have to pay until age 60 to get theirs.
Status for Men and Women in Occupational Pension Schemes concluded that "Equal status must mean equal pension ages. Any other arrangement can only be based on the assumed requirements of each sex, an approach which we consider to be incompatible with equal status."3 However, despite assurances by ministers from. Equal pension ages but not pension equality: Women have always had lower pensions than men, leaving them at greater risk of later life poverty, especially as women tend to live longer than men. An increasing proportion of women are single and cannot rely on a partner’s pension . The Equal Treatment Directive, which provides for the equal treatment of men and women in relation to occupational pensions, permits the setting of different levels of benefits between men and women when justified by actuarial calculations. 5 Equal Status for Men and Women in Occupational Pension Schemes, Report of the Occupational Pensions Board , Cmnd , paras. 6, 6 For an overview see European Parliament, Report drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Social Affairs and Employment, on the equal treatment of .