Central government

Central government 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...

Practice Note

Produced in partnership with Ginevra Gatrell of Gunnercooke LLP 1 Interpretation 1.1 The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this Schedule: Broadly...

Precedents

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

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: Further to the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in O Brien v Ministry of Justice on 7 November 2018 to the effect that the...

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

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

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

What is the NHSPS? The National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS) is an unfunded, public service occupational pension scheme that provides retirement benefits to...

Practice Note

What is the Teachers’ Pension Scheme? The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) is a statutory, public service pension scheme for members of the teaching profession in England...

Practice Note

This Practice Note covers the National Health Service Pension Scheme as it stood before the changes made on 1 April 2015 to that scheme. What is the NHSPS? The National...

Practice Note

What is the PCSPS? Up to 30 September 2002, the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) was the sole pension arrangement available in the civil service. Since 1...

Practice Note

What is the Teachers’ Pension Scheme? The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) is a statutory, public service pension scheme for members of the teaching profession in England...

Practice Note

FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced that it intends to review its codes of practice over the next year to reflect the Occupational Pension...

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