The Pre-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme
Produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland
The Pre-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme

The following Pensions practice note produced in partnership with Gary Delderfield of Eversheds Sutherland provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Pre-2014 Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Statutory framework
  • Funding and investment
  • Administration, governance
  • Participating employers
  • Scheme employers
  • Admission bodies
  • PLSA guides
  • Eligibility and membership
  • Contributions
  • More...

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: In the rules of the LGPS, administering authorities are given the discretionary power to set a policy on whether, and in what circumstances, to reduce the pension of pensioners who return to work. Some of these pensioners may include retired health and social workers. The chair of the LGPS’ Scheme Advisory Board has written to all LGPS pension committees to urge them to suspend or amend any policy which would adversely affect the pension payments of retired health and social workers who return to work. For more information on the impact of coronavirus on pensions, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—the pensions implications for trustees.
FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Following the Court of Appeal judgment dated December 2018 in the McCloud/Sargeant case [2018] EWCA Civ 2844 that transitional protection in the judges’ and firefighters’ pension schemes gave rise to unlawful age discrimination, on 16 July 2020 the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (the MHCLG) launched a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the statutory underpin protection in the LGPS’s transitional arrangements to remove the unlawful discrimination found by the courts. Specifically, the MHCLG proposes to remove the condition that required a member to have been within ten years of their normal pension age on 1 April 2012 to be eligible for underpin protection. In removing the discrimination, it proposes a

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