Trim pen­sion pot, not pub­lic ser­vices

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

IN RE­PLY to the leader of Bucks County Coun­cil ask­ing whether tax­pay­ers are pre­pared to pay to pro­tect ser­vices amid ‘sav­age’ spend­ing cuts, I would like to ask him whether he and his col­leagues are pre­pared to re­duce the con­tri­bu­tions to their pen­sion pots?

A huge amount of lo­cal gov­ern­ment debt is re­lated to the par­tially funded Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Pen­sion Scheme, which by any stan­dards is ex­tremely gen­er­ous com­pared to those of us in the pri­vate sec­tor.

I will let read­ers come to their own con­clu­sions re­gard­ing the an­swer I am likely to re­ceive.


London Road Chal­font St Giles

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