This Practice Note covers the impact and development of the Fair Deal guidance introduced on 4 October 2013 (Fair Deal 2013) on outsourcing contracts involving central government public bodies. In particular, it covers the background to, and the scope of, the Fair Deal 2013 protections, how Fair Deal 2013 protects the future service and past service pension benefits of public sector staff, the main differences between old Fair Deal and Fair Deal 2013, employees’ rights on re-tenders of existing contracts, bulk transfers back into and continuity of pensionable service in the public service pension scheme, participation agreements, contribution rates and exit payments as well as the principles of good employment practice for new hires.
This Practice Note covers the key features and aspects of the new NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS), which came into force on 1 April 2015, including legal framework, funding, administration and governance, membership, pensionable service, contributions, retirement benefits and benefit structure, death benefits, transfers, and outsourcing.
This Practice Note covers the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) as it stood before the changes made on 1 April 2015 to that scheme (the pre-2015 NHSPS).
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