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In June 2019 the Supreme Court refused the Government permission to reverse the Court of Appeal’s December 2018 judgment in the McCloud and Sargeant cases.

The judgement found that both the judges’ and firefighters’ pension schemes became unfavourable to some of their members, when the career average arrangement was introduced in 2015. The courts deemed that younger members of the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes had been discriminated against because the transitional protection applied only to older scheme members.

These regulation changes now need to be rectified on the grounds of age discrimination and applies to all main public service pension schemes, including the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

The government has now launched a consultation on the proposals to address the discrimination and it’s published here.

To help you understand what’s happening going forward, we advise you at look our news story and FAQs. We’ve also created a factsheet with answers to any key questions you may have.

We’ll continue to provide you with updates as and when we get them, but we also encourage you to keep checking our website and social media pages for further updates.

Last Updated: 24/07/2020 09:48

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