For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales
Age discrimination court case and the LGPS
This news article was published on 20 Dec 2021
The Government has confirmed that there will be changes to all the main public service pension schemes, including the LGPS, as a result of the Court of Appeal’s ruling in the McCloud court case.
When the Government reformed public service pension schemes in 2014 and 2015, it introduced protections for older members. In December 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled that younger members of the Judges’ and Firefighters’ Pension Schemes have been discriminated against because the protections do not apply to them.
The Government has confirmed that there will be changes to all the main public service pension schemes to remove this discrimination. Read the McCloud member FAQs for more information about what this decision will mean for LGPS members.