Changes to the NHS Pension Scheme regulations

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03 Feb 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals to change NHS Pension Scheme regulations.

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 8 April 2021.

Consultation Description

Proposed changes include:

  • equalising the entitlement to survivor pensions for male survivors of female scheme members, following the Employment Tribunal decision in Goodwin v Secretary of State for Education
  • removing certain amendments to the 1995 Section Regulations made by the Civil Partnership (Opposite Sex Couples) Regulations 2019 following Goodwin
  • ensuring that payments and allowances under the New to Partnership Payments Scheme are treated as non-pensionable earnings
  • reforming the final pay control provisions of the 1995 Section Regulations.

The consultation document outlines all the proposed changes and gives details on how to submit a response.

View the full changes here.

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