Consultation outcome

NHS Pension scheme draft regulations 2015: part 1

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

All 4 statutory instruments to reform the NHS pensions scheme have now been laid before parliament.

There were 32 responses received to part 1 and part 3 of the consultation.

Read part 2 and part 3 of the consultation

Original consultation


Seeks views on draft regulations to introduce the new NHS pension scheme in accordance with the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

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Consultation description

The department is consulting on draft regulations to introduce the new 2015 National Health Service Pension Scheme for England and Wales.

The draft regulations will:

  • introduce guidance for the new NHS Pension Scheme which will be effective from 1 April 2015
  • establish the legal guidance for the reformed pension scheme
  • use the results of the recent scheme valuation exercise, and the long-term member contribution rates, which are set for a 4 year period until March 2019
  • introduce new arrangements for the scheme based on requirements of the Public Service Pensions Act 2013

Regulations that put in place pension scheme changes are subject to final agreement by health ministers and HM Treasury.


Published 20 October 2014
Last updated 26 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include the consultation response.
  2. First published.