Consultation on proposals to improve the operation of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations

Close date: 20 August 2016

The Government consults on the draft Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2016, which introduce changes to improve the operation of the scheme. The Regulations will amend the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 2013 (SI 2013/2356) and the Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions, Savings and Amendment) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/525). The main proposals implement the "Fair Deal" for staff in the Local Government Pension Scheme to ensure that those who are compulsorily transferred out of the public sector to another service provider retain an appropriate level of pension provision. They also introduce new pension flexibilities to allow scheme members access to their additional voluntary contributions, following the "Freedom and choice in pensions" policy.
Consultation document: Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations