Higher contributions to public sector pension schemes advised by Lord Hutton commission

People who pay in to public sector pensions should contribute more, according to the findings of a commission led by Lord Hutton. The commission was set up to assess the ways to reduce the cost of public sector pension schemes, which cover those who work in the civil service, local government and the NHS. Pension funds need bolstering because more people are living longer thus requiring an income for a longer time after retirement.