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Date: 16/11/2020

If you work in Local Government, School, Academy or a Contractor and are a member of

the Local Government Pension Scheme then you really need to stop and read this GMB


Your Terms and Conditions are under attack!

The Government have introduced new regulations effective from 4th November 2020

which means – if you are aged 55 and over and are being made compulsorily redundant –

your redundancy and combined pension strain costs cannot exceed £95K.

£95K sounds a lot! But set out below is how this calculation is made up and as you will

see it affects a lot of average earners in Local Government – not Public Sector Fat Cats

as the government would have you believe!

What is the GMB doing about it? With our sister Trade Unions, we are taking the

government to court to challenge these regulations which we believe are wholly unfair

and unnecessary. Especially when our members have been on the frontline protecting

our communities from Covid.

If you are a member of GMB in Local Government and are at risk of redundancy or

considering taking voluntary redundancy and you think you will be impacted by the cap

we want to hear from you!

Please contact your Rep/Branch/Officer/Region.

If you are not a member of the GMB and you want to join our campaign (Stop the

Pension Robbery) you can Join GMB today!

A detailed FAQ is available here.

Posted: 17th November 2020

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