McCloud Remedy

The McCloud judgment

When the government reformed public service pension schemes in 2014 and 2015, transitional protections were introduced for older members.

In December 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled that younger members of the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes had been unlawfully discriminated against because the protections did not apply to them.

This ruling is called the McCloud judgment, after a member of the Judicial Pension Scheme that was involved in the case. As a result of the ruling, there will be changes to all public service pension schemes that provided transitional protection, including the LGPS.

The changes are called the McCloud remedy and are intended to remove the age discrimination found in the McCloud court case.

What you need to do

You do not need to do anything. If you qualify for underpin protection, your pension fund will work out if an addition is due to be paid to you when you take your pension (and if you’ve already retired).

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