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Public Service Pensions Bill part one

MPs debated the Public Service Pensions Bill at report stage on 4 December 2012.

The bill implements reforms to public sector pensions. It moves public sector pensions over to a career average scheme and raises the age at which members can draw their pensions.

The government says this will make them sustainable, with costs shared between employers, workers and taxpayers "more fairly".

The bill had its second reading on 29 October 2012 and was passed by MPs by 276 votes to 19, a government majority of 257.

The Treasury says the bill is forecast to save £65bn over the next 50 years. It will apply to the whole of the United Kingdom.

To view part two of the debate click here .

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