Important information and legislative changes

Useful information and links for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    McCloud Remedy

    Following the Court of Appeal judgment in December 2018, the government has been working to fix the discrimination identified in the policy of transitional protection that was part of the 2015 reforms to public service pension schemes. A consultation was now been published and closed in October 2020. You can view the draft regulations, responses to the consultation and the original consultation documents outlining the proposals to address the discrimination and the plans for the future below:

    Scheme Advisory Board response

    SAB response (pdf 292kb)

    Amendments to the statutory underpin

    Amendments to the statutory underpin (pdf 661kb)

    Consultation documents

    GOV.UK - Changes to the transitional arrangements to the 2015 schemes (external website)

    The Local Government Association (LGA) have also published a number of documents that you may find useful when considering the proposals, these documents are available here:

    GOV.UK - Local government pension scheme amendments to the statutory underpin (external website)

    You can also find more information regarding the McCloud judgement on the Scheme Advisory Boards Q&A:

    LGPS Board - McCloud (external website)

    It is important to reassure members that any changes to the underpin protections will apply to all eligible members and that they do not need to make a separate claim for redress.

    Scheme Advisory Board (SAB)

    The SAB have also created an updates page for information relating to coronavirus. You can access the SAB updates here:

    LGPS Board - Coronavirus and the LGPS information and updates (external website)

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