When the Government reformed public service pension schemes in 2015 older members were protected from the changes. In December 2018, the Courts ruled that younger members of the Judges’ and Firefighters’ pension schemes had been discriminated against as the protections did not apply to them. The Government then confirmed that changes would be made to all main public service pension schemes, including the Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland (LGPS (NI)), to remove this age discrimination. These changes are known as the McCloud Remedy.
The rules of public service pension schemes including the LGPS (NI) changed from 1 October 2023.
We have created a new section of this website to help members understand whether they are affected by the McCloud remedy and what it might mean for them. Visit the McCloud remedy section to read more. In this section you will find FAQs and more detailed information about what the McCloud remedy will mean for different members.