The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations.
Proposed changes include:
- introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April 2019
- renewing current member contribution rates so that the same rates continue to apply beyond 31 March 2019
- providing civil partners and same sex spouses with the same survivor pension rights as widows
- extending the current forfeiture of pension benefits rules
We are also proposing some additional changes that were set out in a previous consultation in November 2017.
The consultation document outlines all the proposed changes and gives details on how to submit a response.