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Reforming local government exit pay

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Consultation seeking views on proposals for reforming exit payment terms for local government workers.

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Consultation description

As part of a wider programme of cross-public sector action on exit payment terms, this consultation paper sets out the government’s proposals for reforming local government exit payment.

We are seeking information on:

  • the effects that the proposals for reform will have on the regulations which currently govern exit payments (including both redundancy compensation pay and early access to pensions) in local government

  • the impact that the proposals for reform will have on the local government workforce

Consultation responses will inform a full impact assessment, including equalities considerations which will be issued alongside the regulations when these are laid before Parliament.

The closing date for comments on the draft regulations is 18 December 2020. Please send your responses to


Published 7 September 2020
Last updated 19 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Local Government Pension Scheme (Restriction of Exit Payments) - draft regulations; Impact of the proposed reforms to exit payments - draft GAD note; Benefits on redundancy - draft GAD guidance.

  2. First published.