Sergeant Judgement

Publication date: 09/10/2020 09:23:56

HM Treasury Sergeant Remedy consultation released

On 16 July, HM Treasury released a consultation document setting out their proposals to bring the unfunded pension schemes (which includes the Fire Pension schemes) in line with the Sergeant ruling last year. You can read the consultation, which closes on 11 October.

HM Treasury have also produced a leaflet explaining the consultation along with a small FAQ.

The immediate detriment guidance note from Home Office dated 21st August 2020 does not legally over-ride the Fire-fighters pension Scheme legislation.  Currently, further clarification is being sought on this matter and so in the meantime all benefits will continue to be calculated and paid under the current statutory legislation in place.