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Has the beginning of the end come for pensions row?

An outline agreement for big changes to public service pension schemes has been achieved, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has told Parliament.

After months of negotiations, and a national strike, he said most trade unions had now agreed in principle to new schemes from 2015.

The deals would change pension schemes for staff in the NHS, local government, civil service and education.

John Moylan reports.

  • 20 Dec 2011