Goodwin and phased withdrawal Consultation

We’ve previously informed you that the government are working to implement changes to the Scheme to address direct sexual orientation discrimination following a claim brought against the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

A consultation has now been published seeking views on whether proposed amendments to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme regulations meet the policy aims outlined.

The amendments to regulations are to:
  • provide female members in an opposite-sex marriage or civil partnership with the same survivor pension rights as female members in a same-sex marriage or civil partnership
  • amend participation rules to allow for the phased withdrawal of independent schools that might otherwise leave the Teachers’ Pension Scheme outright with immediate effect.
For more detailed information and how to respond, please view the consultation document (This link opens in a new window), as well as the latest news and FAQs available on our website.

Your responses are required by Tuesday 1 June 2021.

Please respond directly to the Department for Education and don’t send a response to us at Teachers’ Pensions.

Following the consultation, the government will consider the feedback and then publish its response this summer.

Last Updated: 09/04/2021 10:23