Final salary pension schemes scrapped by 2015?

A report on public sector pensions may result in changes being made to the current system to make it more affordable. Working for longer to generate a larger pension may become the norm if final salary schemes are abolished. Public sector employees may have to work longer for lower pensions, if recommendations advised in a new report are accepted by the government. An independent review led by Lord Hutton outlined that public sector pensions should be related to average salaries over a career instead of the final salary at the end of a person's working life. This would make schemes "sustainable and affordable in the future".