On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal ruled in McCloud/Sargeant that the transitional arrangements introduced as part of the 2015 reforms to the Firefighters' and Judges' pension scheme were discriminatory and, there, unlawful. The Government subsequently accepted that this ruling applied to all main public service pension schemes and is currently working on removing this discrimination to all affected scheme members (including for the police pension scheme). This work is complex and will take time. For further information please see the Written Ministerial Statement from 25 March 2020.
At this stage, there is still uncertainty around the final approach to removing this discrimination.
Further details of the age discrimination remedy arising from the McCloud/Sargeant judgement can be found at:
HM Treasury have now published the consultation response to age discrimination. For the full details please see: HMT response to age discrimination
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