Local Government Pension Scheme (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2009 come into force

Implementation date: 31 December 2009

The Regulations make a number of amendments to the Local Government Pension Scheme. The changes include provision to enable members to pay additional contributions so that periods of membership before 6 April 1988 can be taken into account in the calculation of the benefit paid to a surviving nominated cohabiting partner and widening the conditions under which a member can choose to have his or her final pay treated as the average of three recent consecutive years for the purpose of calculating his or her pension. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.