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Public meeting on public sector pensions

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Members of the public interested in the future of public sector pensions are invited to an open meeting next Monday (23 May, 2016).

Starting at 7.30pm in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre in Douglas, the meeting has been called by the Public Sector Pensions Authority (PSPA) to share information on the issue and listen to the public’s views.

Admission will be on a first come, first served basis and doors will be open from 7pm.

PSPA vice chair John Shimmin MHK explained:

‘Funding public sector pensions is the Island’s biggest domestic challenge and this Government has done a lot of work in facing up to that challenge. But this is a complex, long-term problem and there are no simple or easy solutions.

‘While there have been extensive discussions within Government and Tynwald, this meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to hear about the options that have been identified so far, and to express their opinions’.

Mr Shimmin added:

‘The meeting is not for Government to promote any particular proposals or policies. It’s about sharing information, and listening to what people have to say, as part of the wider debate around public sector pensions.’

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