Superannuation Bill

Memorandum submitted by Christina Douglas (SU 20)


1. I am 52 years old and have 35 years service working in DWP, BIS and the

Government Office Network. I am very concerned that if the "Money Bill" is

passed, the cap will result in a reduction of two thirds of my existing


2. In addition to this both my husband and I are members of the

Government Office Network, which is subject to closure, and we

both face a significant risk of compulsory redundancy.

3. Given the current economic and employment position in the regions and

the North East’s heavy dependency on the Public sector, finding

alternative employment will be difficult. Consequently as a result of the

Bill’s removal of what are considered to be accrued rights, we will be

facing severe financial hardship through no fault of our own.

September 2010