Consultation outcome

Possible statutory override for Protected Persons Regulations

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

This consultation has concluded

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Government response: Abolition of contracting out (statutory override for Protected Persons Regulations)

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Detail of outcome

This publication summarises the main points made by respondents to the consultation and provides the government’s full response to them.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We sought views on whether, following the abolition of 'contracting out', employers could override the protected persons regulations.

Documents

Consultation on a statutory override for Protected Persons Regulations

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Protected persons impact assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on whether or not, following the abolition of defined benefit contracting out as part of the reforms to the state pension system, employers should be permitted to override the protected persons regulations in order to offset the additional costs they will face as a result of the end of contracting out and the loss of the NI rebate.

Who this consultation was aimed at

We welcomed comments on this consultation from pension industry professionals, pension schemes, trustees, industry, pension scheme members and member representative organisations, but we were interested in views from any source.