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Pension challenge

Discussion in 'Retirement' started by pentagonal, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. pentagonal

    pentagonal New commenter

    Is it worth paying £1500 + VAT to take the government to court with Leigh Day?
    Really struggling to understand this, as surely if there is decision about age discrimination (like the firefighters) they will change it for all those affected.
     
  2. SingToAng

    SingToAng New commenter

    I am sure the unions will advise on this.
     
  3. diddydave

    diddydave Occasional commenter

    I think that's a question to ask Leigh Day, i.e. "What extra value to me is there in joining this class action over the standard recompense that the government will be offering all teachers in my situation?" - good luck in getting a straight answer to that one. It's interesting to read that they think the changes amount to around £20,000 a year difference. So it's an £1800 bet that they'll be able to squeeze more than that out of the government (or tax-payer since the government simply pass on their debts to the public). Personally I wouldn't, even if I was one of those that would qualify - I trust the unions to come to a fair agreement with the government given that they've already indicated that no-one will be put back into a worse position.
     
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  4. paulstevenjones

    paulstevenjones New commenter

    Impossible to ask. You sign up online and the £1800 is deducted from any settlement. You do not need to pay up front.
     
  5. diddydave

    diddydave Occasional commenter

    Call me cynical but I'd check that carefully as well...the website says that it'll be payable at the end of the case...it doesn't say whether it'll be payable if it is lost (or any other conclusion).
     
  6. CAAC

    CAAC New commenter

    It states no win no fee (in terms of their fees) but who pays the other sides costs if they win? Will this be passed in to the teachers who have signed up. I’d have thought it’d be substantial cost.
     
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