Public Sector Pension Changes: What This Means For The Armed Forces

The court of appeal ruled, at the end of last year, that government protections for older firefighters and judges discriminated against younger workers, who were transferred to less beneficial schemes and the Supreme Court last month ruled that the Government could not appeal that decision.

Earlier this month, the Government issued a ministerial statement and confirmed that as ‘transitional protection’ was offered to members of all the main public service pension schemes, the difference in treatment will need to be remedied across all those schemes.

The implications for Armed Forces pension schemes, which fall under the public sector, are now under examination.