13 June 2023

The government opened the new consultation ‘McCloud’ remedy in the LGPS – supplementary issues and scheme regulations, on 30 May 2023. The consultation welcomes views on changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales (LGPS).

Following a consultation in 2020 on proposals to address discrimination found by the courts in the ‘McCloud’ case, a government response was published in April 2023, setting out how to proceed. The new consultation will seek further views on issues in the 2020 consultation, such as the need for LGPS members to combine records of separate periods of membership and flexible retirement, as well as new issues such as compensation and interest payments.

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) intends to seek views on issues relating to the McCloud remedy, where:

  • stated in the government response, it would be reconsulting to obtain further views
  • the initial consultation did not address the issue. It is also seeking views on draft scheme regulations (at annex A) which would implement the remedy.

The final regulations are due to come into force on 1 October 2023.

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