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Local Government Pension Scheme: New Fair Deal Consultation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme. These changes seek to introduce new regulations protecting the pension’s position of staff who are compulsorily transferred, as part of an outsourcing arrangement. 

These regulations would replace the Best Value Authorities Staff Transfers (Pensions) Direction 2007 and would apply to some employers not already covered by the directive.

In addition, MHCLG are proposing mechanisms regarding the transfer of assets and liabilities when LGPS employers merge.

What do I do next?

The consultation is available via the below link and MHCLG is keen to receive views from employers that deal with HR and contract management issues.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-government-pension-scheme-fair-deal-strengthening-pension-protection [1] 

Should you wish to make a comment on the proposals, please send your response directly to the Local Government Association, by 4th April 2019 to the following email address:

Lgpensions@communities.gov.uk [2]

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