Government proposals offer pension security for outsourced council jobs

10 Jan 19

Local government workers whose jobs have been outsourced will remain in the Local Government Pension Scheme, under proposals announced today.

Employers of outsourced staff will no longer be able to offer local government staff comparable schemes under proposals, set out in a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation yesterday.

Staff members will remain on the LGPS even if their role is sub-contracted or transferred again in the future, provided they remain in the role they were transferred out from, MHCLG said.

Rishi Sunak, minister for local government, said: “We’re committed to making the LGPS fairer and are seeking views on taking existing pension protections further.

“Staff who have no choice in the transfer of their role will, under these plans, have the peace of mind that despite their change in employer they will remain in the LGPS retaining their full membership and benefits.”

Karen Day recently wrote for PF on the pooling of local government pension schemes.

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