“Reforming local government exit pay”: MHCLG’s draft regulations
On 14 October, MHCLG made available to unions and other interested parties a copy of draft regulations which would implement the proposals published on 7 September, and on which consultation closes on 9 November.
As with the draft impact analysis and guidance from the Government Actuary’s Department, the draft regulations have not been published on the Ministry’s website. ALACE is therefore making them available in the interests of transparency. Here.
The Ministry’s comments were as follows:
“On 7 September 2020, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published a consultation on exit payment reform in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Please find attached draft regulations which we believe will give effect to the measures proposed and clarify some of the technical points not detailed in the policy consultation. If there are policy changes following the consultation then this draft will be amended to reflect these before being made.
“We would welcome any comments, queries or suggested amendments you may have on these regulations. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that our consultation closes on 9 November and we look forward to receiving your responses if not already sent.”
ALACE opposes many of the proposals in the consultation. We will make our draft response available to all members to inform their, or their organisations’ responses.