Discretions policy

Under the LGPS regulations, an employer must have a discretions policy. This policy must be kept under review and where changes are made, members must be given one month’s notice of the change.

The full list of employer discretions can be found on the LGPS regulations and guidance website. You'll see that some are mandatory, so must be in your policy, and some are optional. 

The regulations state that you should be mindful and consider if exercising a discretion could lead to a serious loss of confidence in the public service.

Please be aware that certain discretions will also require our agreement. Please contact us if you wish to use one of them.

How we as intend to administer our discretions as an administering authority, can be found in our governance compliance statement.