The 2015 Remedy applies to members affected by the direct age discrimination introduced by the 2015 public service pension scheme reforms. This is sometimes known as the McCloud judgment because of the ruling made in 2018 by the High Court against the Judges and Firefighters pension schemes.
As part of the 2015 remedy work for the civil service a public consultation is expected to be launched in February 2023. 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 document will set out how the regulations will work in practice and explain the remedy choices that members will have. It will also cover the technical arrangements for returning all active and deferred members with alpha service between 2015-22 to the PCSPS for the remedy period.
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.
These changes apply to all eligible members with what is now being called “remediable service” between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022. The remedy may impact the payment of benefits for remediable service already in payment, as well as benefits that will become payable in the future.
More information about the 2015 remedy can be found on the civil service pensions website here.
CSPA will be doing a formal consultation response to this Remedy public consultation. Please send us any views.
We will provide more updates when they are available, please revisit our website for future webinars and features around the 2015 Remedy.