On 27 April this article was published by Professional Pensions regarding the Fire Brigades Union’s (FBU) latest legal action against the Government relating to pension benefits delays. The main issues are:
- The FBU and other unions are challenging the “pause” to the implementation of the public sector pension scheme ‘cost control’ exercise which would have triggered an improvement in some, mainly 2015 Scheme benefits or a reduction in employee contributions (or both), and
- the Government’s assertion that the continuation of this “pause” is appropriate while discussions on how to do address the McCloud discrimination continue.
Last month, the Government said it would provide an update on the ‘cost control’ mechanism alongside its McCloud public consultation in the coming months (HCWS 187, 25 March 2020).
McCloud and cost control mechanisms are both complex issues and our CE has been fully involved in the McCloud technical discussions with the MoD.
We will continue to engage with the MoD and wider Government representing your interests and we will keep you informed of any developments that may affect you.
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