Nic Dakin MP

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I very much welcome the announcement by Tata Steel Uk that it has signed the definitive documentation for a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement (RAA) with the British Steel Pension Scheme Trustees.  

Listening to what people have been saying locally I share their frustration about the lack of information regarding these likely changes over recent months. Only on Monday I was at a meeting on the steelworks where workers' concerns and uncertainty about what was going on was very clear. For over a year people have worried about their security in retirement. I hope that this announcement will begin to bring this uncertainty to an end. 

I'm sure all pension scheme members will look out for the information that will shortly come from the Trustees of the detail of what this means to their pension and what their choices are. 

As with all this sort of information it is often difficult to get your head round it. It will be important to read the information that comes out carefully in order to make a well informed choice, taking professional advice if necessary. 

My understanding is that there will be meetings organised around the country for BSPS members to find out more about what this means to them and ask questions. 

A website www.bspensions.com/choose has been set up by those responsible to update BSPS members and respond to questions.

I will be taking a very close interest on behalf of my constituents to see that this is managed in their very best interests.

 

 

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I very much welcome the announcement by Tata Steel Uk that it has signed the definitive documentation for a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement (RAA) with the British Steel Pension Scheme Trustees....

Social care is in crisis, and it is decisions made in Downing Street that have brought us to this point. Theresa May must stop turning a blind eye to the problems in social care and address the funding crisis urgently.

Since 2010 local authorities’ social care budgets have been cut by £4.6 billion and 400,000 fewer people are now receiving publicly funded social care. In North Lincolnshire we have seen our council budget cut by 40% per cent, which has meant vulnerable people in our community not getting the care and support they need.

Labour has warned time and again of the growing crisis in social care. The competing pressures of an ageing population and chronic underfunding cannot go on. Theresa May must act now to make sure that councils like North Lincolnshire have the money to provide quality social care for all those who need it.

 

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Social care is in crisis

Social care is in crisis, and it is decisions made in Downing Street that have brought us to this point. Theresa May must stop turning a blind eye to the...

I've been learning more about the fantastic work of Songbooks And Glory.

They are a social project based in Scunthorpe who aim of providing free musical teaching and musical instruments to disadvantaged children globally. Recently they held a very successful event at the Lincoln Imp where they raised £248.

They are now aiming to bring about their most ambitious project as they are hoping to give the opportunity of a lifetime to a few young people to spend a few months touring Europe, learning about varying styles of European music and playing their own brand of music at various European venues.

I wish them every success and am told they are accepting donations via Crowdfunder: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/songbooks-and-glory-young-peoples-european-tour

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Songbooks And Glory

I've been learning more about the fantastic work of Songbooks And Glory. They are a social project based in Scunthorpe who aim of providing free musical teaching and musical instruments to...


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