20 year wait for dancer pensions
by Sally Bramley for The Stage
Ballet dancers will face years of financial crisis when they retire, following new government plans to stop them drawing a pension before 55 - 20 years after their average retirement age.
The move to raise the UK retirement age, announced in a green paper from the Department of Work and Pensions, would stop dancers being able to access their pensions either as a lump sum or through monthly payments at 35.
Equity, which includes dancers in its own pension scheme, has protested against the proposals. click for more