Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2005 come into force
Implementation date: 1 April 2005
The Regulations amend the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 1997 by retoring the '85-year rule'. Where retirement benefits are payable to an early leaver before his or her normal retirement date, an actuarial reduction is normally applied to those benefits. The '85-year rule' allows an early leaver from the Scheme whose age and years of membership equals 85 or more to receive his or her retirement benefits without that actuarial reduction. The '85-year rule' was removed from the Scheme by amendments made by the Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2004. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.