Previous consultations

Details of previous consultations.

DateConsultation
April 2022NILGOSC is seeking the views and comments of all interested parties on its Audit of Inequalities and 2022-2025 Equality Action plan.

Section 75 Audit of Inequalities (*PDF, 204KB)

The consultation was open until 24 June 2022.

This consultation has now closed.
October 2021Department for Communities’ consultation on proposed amendments to the Local Government Pension Scheme (NI)

The Department for Communities is consulting on proposals to bring in amendments to the Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland. These proposed amendments introduce changes required by an Employment Tribunal ruling on survivor benefits and a number of technical amendments and minor policy updates.

This consultation is open from 8 October 2021 and closes on 10 December 2021.

The consultation document is available on the Department for Communities website.

NILGOSC has published its response to the consultation (PDF, 190kB).

This consultation has now closed.  
July 2021Consultation on NILGOSC’s Vision, Mission, Values, Strategic Aims and Objectives

NILGOSC is currently carrying out a consultation on the draft statement of its Vision, Mission, Values, Strategic Aims and Objectives and would like to give you the opportunity to comment and help shape the service that we provide.

The Consultee Letter can be found here (*PDF, 93kB)

The Consultation Document can be found here (*PDF, 257kB)

The Equality Screening Form can be found here (*PDF, 514kB)

NILGOSC has published a summary of the responses to this consultation.
July 2021HM Treasury consultation on proposals to reform the cost control mechanisms in public service pensions

HM Treasury launched its consultation on 24 June 2021 and it welcomes input from stakeholders in Northern Ireland public service pension schemes.

Details of how to respond to the cost control consultation are on page 5 (2.12 to 2.14) of the document below.

Cost control mechanism consultation: Proposal to reform the mechanism (PDF, 471KB)

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email digital.communications@hmtreasury.gov.uk.

This consultation closes at 11.45PM on 19 August 2021.

NILGOSC has published its response to this consultation.
July 2021On 20 July 2021, HMT published its response to the consultation on increasing the normal minimum pension age (NMPA).  The draft legislation proposes increasing the NMPA from age 55 to 57 on 6 April 2028 and provides for some protected pension ages.  The Department for Communities will need to decide whether the LGPS (NI) rules should be amended to allow LGPS (NI) members to receive payment of benefits between ages 55 and 57.

More information can be found on the government website: Increasing the normal minimum pension age for Pensions Tax – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
November 2020 NILGOSC response to The Department for Communities’ consultation on the statutory underpin.
November 2020 The Department for Communities is seeking views on proposals to address discrimination identified by the Courts in the transitional arrangements which were part of the 2015 reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland.

The consultation document can be found on the Department for Communities Website

Please send your comments to: lgpdconsultations@communities-ni.gov.uk.

This consultation closed on 31 January 2021. 
August 2019NILGOSC response to the consultation on The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 Consultation Response (PDF, 147KB)
June 2019NILGOSC held a consultation on its Funding Strategy Statement. Below is a summary of the responses. Summary of Consultation Responses (*PDF, 160KB) 
December 2018The Department for Communities has launched a consultation on rectification of the Cost Cap Floor Breach.  The consultation is open until 15 February 2019. This consultation has now closed.     
October 2018NILGOSC held a consultation to obtain the views of key stakeholders on its draft statement of its Vision, Mission, Strategic Aims and Values.  Below is a summary of the responses. Summary of Consultation Responses September 2018 (*PDF, 268KB)    
February 2018NILGOSC is seeking the views and comments of all interested parties on its Audit of Inequalities and 2018-2021 Equality Action. The consultation is open until 26 April 2018 This consultation has now closed.