PUBLIC SERVICE PENSION SCHEME TRANSITIONAL PROTECTION CASES

Introduction On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes, transitional provisions introduced in 2015 gave rise to unlawful age discrimination. The matter has been referred to Employment Tribunals to determine a remedy for claimants. Respondent departments and employers are engaging with the Employment Tribunals and claimants to reach agreement on the steps that will be taken to remedy the discrimination identified by the Courts. On 15 July 2019 the Chief Secretary to the Treasury made a written ministerial statement (HCWS1725) confirming that, as ‘transitional protection’ was offere