McCloud FAQs released
McCloud court case - background
When the LGPS changed from a final salary to a career average pension scheme in 2014, protections for older scheme members were introduced. Similar protections were provided in other public sector pension schemes. The Court of Appeal ruled that younger members of the Judges’ and Firefighters’ Pension schemes have been discriminated against because the protections don't apply to them. The government has confirmed that there will be changes to all main public sector schemes, including the LGPS, to remove this age discrimination. This ruling is often called the ‘McCloud judgement’ and we have updated our news page with the progress of the case over the past year.
Latest update and annual benefit statements
The government is still considering exactly what changes need to be made to remove the age discrimination from the LGPS. This means it has not been possible to reflect the impact of the judgment in members' annual benefit statements to be issued online in August. If a member qualifies for protection, it'll apply automatically - they do not need to make a claim. We'll be providing this update in statements produced this year.
McCloud FAQs page
The Local Government Association (LGA) have updated the LGPS member website with a useful FAQ page for members. We encourage you to forward the link to any of your employees who've questions about this.