UNISONActive is an unofficial blog produced by UNISON activists for UNISON activists. Bringing news, briefings and events from a progressive left perspective.

Friday, 3 February 2012

CPI/RPI High Court Appeal set for 20th February

The legal challenge against the Government's imposed switch to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Retail Price Index (RPI) for uprating pensions - to take account of increases in the cost of living - will move to the next stage later on this month.
On 20 February 2012 several trade unions will appeal against the High Court 2-1 majority decision to reject the case for a judicial review of the measure announced by the Chancellor in his first budget in June 2010 - which could reduce the value of pensions by up to 18%: https://www.eversheds.com/uk/home/articles/index1.page?ArticleID=templatedata%5CEversheds%5Carticles%5Cdata%5Cen%5CPensions%5CPensions_speedbrief_RPI_CPI_the_judicial_review_judgment_051211
A demonstration will take place outside the High Court, The Strand WC1 at 8.30am on 20 February.