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CSPA meets The Cabinet Office on Civil Service Pension Issues

Alliance General Secretary Lisa Ray, along with Assistant General Secretary David Luxton and Administration Secretary John Jarvis, met with Senior Officials from the Cabinet Office Pensions Team in London yesterday (28 August) to discuss CSPA policy priorities on Civil Service pensions. Among the issues discussed were:

Pensions for life for widows and widowers who remarry or cohabit in later life;
Reckonable service limits in post-retirement marriages; Consequences to Civil Service pensioners of the Court of Appeal ruling (in the “McCloud” case) that the 2015 public sector pension transitional arrangements were age-discriminatory; Policy towards recovery of Civil Service pension overpayments arising from the recent Internal Control Framework review
Future policy (beyond 2021) on indexation of the Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) element of Civil Service pensions;
Progress on the `Future Service` project defining the future requirements and service delivery expected from the administrators of the Civil Service pension scheme, and the current ` Transformation` programme of service delivery within MyCSP.

Lisa Ray commented “the meeting was very constructive and engaging as we set out arguments for progress on a number of current pension priorities on behalf of our members. Follow-up discussions with Cabinet Office Officials and MyCSP will be taking place in the coming months, alongside our Parliamentary lobbying with our Partners in Later Life Ambitions. ”