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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales

What is the McCloud case about?

This news article was published on 24 Jan 2022

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, including the LGPS, to remove the discrimination. This ruling is often called the ‘McCloud judgment’ after a member of the Judges’ Pension Scheme involved in the case.

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