Local Government Pension Scheme 2014
Drawing on the example of the discussions between the Local Government Association and the trade unions about the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales, the Minister of the Environment, Alex Attwood, asked the Local Government Pension Scheme Review Group to consider and advise him of their recommendations for scheme design, governance and a cost control mechanism to be introduced in Northern Ireland in April 2014.
The Local Government Pension Scheme Review Group (the Review Group)
The Review Group is made up of 4 employer representatives, from local government, housing, education and transport, and 4 trade union representatives, NIPSA, GMB, Unison and Unite. The Review Group is chaired by a senior official from the Department of the Environment and advised by NILGOSC.
The Review Group decided to consider the future scheme design first. It will then consider future governance and cost control arrangements. The discussions about the pension scheme are conducted in accordance with agreed principles. A copy of the principles can be viewed here.
Consultation on the proposed Local Government Pension Scheme 2014
On 11 April 2013 the Department launched a consultation on the proposed scheme design for the Local Government Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland), from 1 April 2014, and the associated draft Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013. The closing date for responses is 6 June 2013.