Public sector pensions

Public sector pensions guidance:

Following two periods of consultation (the first in 2015 and the second in 2016), the government decided to: • cap the value of public sector exit payments to £95,000...

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Special provisions normally apply to ensure a minimum level of pension protection for employees whose employment compulsorily transfers from central government to private...

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TUPE and pensions Where there is a transfer of a public service from central government to a private sector contractor, special protections will normally apply in respect...

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The charities sector in the UK is significant in size. There is a wide range of pension provision across the sector. Many charities are facing financial pressures as a...

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What is the Local Government Pension Scheme? The main pension scheme for local authorities is the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is a statutory, public...

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Outsourcing occurs when an organisation enters into an agreement with a third party, by which that third party assumes responsibility for providing services which are...

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The Best Value Direction The government’s ‘Fair Deal’ policy was first introduced in 1999 and set out how pensions issues should be dealt with when staff are compulsorily...

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Pension Schemes Act 2015 The Pension Schemes Act 2015 (PSA 2015) covers three main areas: • the new ‘defined ambition’ pensions • the provision of the ‘guidance...

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This document links to a guide to some aspects of the law around decision-making for police ill-health retirements and the police injury pension system. It does not...

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The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme (‘ESPS’) is a trust-based scheme established by the Electricity Council by a resolution dated 20 January 1983 as an industry-wide...

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Statutory Framework The obligations relating to the treatment of 'Protected Persons' are set out in the Electricity (Protected Persons) (England and Wales) Pension...

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Statutory framework The Judicial Pension Scheme includes a number of judicial pension schemes. Historically, there were: • the Judicial Pension Scheme...

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Statutory framework The Judicial Pension Scheme includes a number of judicial pension schemes. Historically, there were: • the Judicial Pension Scheme 1981 (JPS 1981)....

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The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a statutory, public-service pension scheme for local government and related employees in England and Wales. The provisions...

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This Practice Note relates to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) benefits accrued from 1 April 2014. It may be necessary to refer also to the Practice Note on the...

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What is the alpha scheme? The alpha scheme, which is part of the Civil Service Pension (CSP) arrangements, came into force on 1 April 2015. Since that date, it is the...

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