Consultation outcome

Technical consultation on local government pension scheme rules

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Technical consultation on local government pension scheme rules: government response to the consultation

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These regulations amend the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 and the Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The amendments provide clarity or improvement to the scheme regulations following their practical application over the past year.

In addition, these regulations ensure that any unmet liabilities that remain outstanding with employers in the scheme can be called for where there are no active contributing members. This is necessary as recent changes to the regime for exit payments did not cater for certain types of employer and there is some further flexibility for employers to make payments to the pension fund if they temporarily do not employ active members of the scheme.

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the draft local government pension scheme amendment regulations and other related questions.

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Consultation description

As part of the government’s reforms of public sector pensions provision, the Local Government Pension Scheme 2013 Regulations and the Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014.

We have been working with scheme administrators to identify areas in the regulations that require clarification. These amending regulations are the product of that work and reflect other policy developments, particularly in relation to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.

These changes will not affect the operation of the scheme or the benefits payable.

Before making regulations, the Secretary of State is required to consult such persons that appear to the Secretary of State likely to be affected by the regulations. See a statement listing those who would normally be consulted.

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Technical consultation on local government pension scheme rules

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Published 5 December 2014
Last updated 20 March 2015 + show all updates
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