The Cabinet Office has opened a consultation into proposed changes to the Civil Service Pension Scheme as part of the 2015 Remedy programme.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the draft pension scheme regulations and the policy that supports the regulations. The scheme will welcome responses to the consultation to help inform the final policy decisions.
The consultation is an opportunity for scheme members, who will be affected by the remedy or any other interested individuals and organisations to comment on the draft proposals before they are made final. You can read and respond to the consultation here.
It is open until 14 May 2023.
About the Remedy
In 2015, the Government made changes to public service pensions. Some rules were implemented that defined if and when members would move into the new alpha pension scheme. This treatment of members was later found by the Court of Appeal to be discriminatory based on age.
From 1 April 2022, all current members will be moved into alpha. After October 2023, public service workers within scope of the 2015 Remedy, will be offered a choice at retirement as to which benefits they would prefer to receive for any service during the period April 2015 to April 2022.
Are you affected?
Are you a Civil Service Pension Scheme member with remediable service in the remedy period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2022?
Not sure if you are affected? Check with the Remedy Retirement modeller.
Webinars coming up
The Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance is one of the organisations feeding into the consultation and we are hosting two webinars with the Cabinet Office as part of the consultation period. The dates are Tuesday 25th April and Wednesday 3rd May 2023.