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22324 - Circulars or guidance in relation to the changes in HMRC rules on protected pension age

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:  Please provide details of any circulars or guidance…

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We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: 

Please provide details of any circulars or guidance documents issued to Police pension scheme administrators in relation to the changes in HMRC rules on protected pension age which became effective in April 2010.  Please supply specific details of any documents supplied to the Lincolnshire Police Authority or its pension scheme administrator that relate to guidance on the change in HMRC rules effective as of April 2010.  Please give details of which pension scheme administrators any of the afore mentioned guidance was sent to.  Please supply minutes of any meetings held in which the subject of changes in HMRC rules regarding protected pension age have been discussed.

We released the following information on 27 April 2012.

We have recently assisted HMRC in disseminating their guidance on protected pension ages and re-employment to police pension administrators.  The Home Office neither wrote nor agreed that guidance but, for completeness, it is attached at Annex A.

HMRC’s guidance was sent to police pension administrators for all forces in England and Wales.  This includes Mouchel, the pension administrator for Lincolnshire Police.

Changes in HMRC rules regarding protected pension age was discussed at the Police Pensions Review Working Party of the Police Negotiating Board.  Please see Annex B for the relevant extracts.

Date: Thu May 24 14:47:07 BST 2012

In response to a Freedom of Information request about circulars or guidance in relation to the changes in HMRC rules on Protected Pension Age.