Local Government Pension Scheme

Local Government Pension Scheme

Soon after being elected in 2010 the Government announced that it was intent on reducing the cost of public sector pensions including the pensions of local government workers. This was despite local government workers contributing to a funded pension scheme.

Their proposals would have led to local government workers paying more, working longer and receiving a smaller pension.

Following a ballot, UCATT along with other local government unions held a one day strike on November 30 2011. Due to the industrial action many of the Government’s proposals were withdrawn and amended.

Following a consultative ballot UCATT accepted the redesigned Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). As of autumn 2013 work on how the new LGPS will function is still on going.

LGPS Final Offer briefing - July 2012

LGPS Final Offer and Consultative ballot - July 2012

LGPS ballot result - August 2012

Further information:

Local Government Pension Scheme website

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