Most LGPS benefits build up gradually during each member’s employment. However, if a member retires early as a result of ill-health, it might not just be the member that is laid low; the employer’s funding position may also be feeling down.
2018 was another eventful year for pensions. In the LGPS we saw three new sets of regulations passed introducing exit credits, equalisation of survivor benefits and new powers for MHCLG to issue statutory guidance.
Aon released their report commissioned by the Scheme Advisory Board, identifying potential issues surrounding the participation of Tier 3 employers in the LGPS. We’ve set out some of the key issues and findings.
Given the focus on pensions in recent budgets, we were all hoping that the Chancellor would leave public sector pensions alone. Largely this was the case in last week's budget.