• HR managers
  • Payroll managers
  • Pension leads
  • Communication managers/leads/business partners
  • Internal communication managers/business partners


  • To communicate with your employees that the 2015 Remedy (McCloud) public consultation has been launched as of 6 March 2023. The closing date for such is the 14 May 2023.




  1. We are consulting on proposed changes to the Civil Service Pension Scheme. This is for detailed changes needed to implement the McCloud remedy, which will be made through scheme regulations using powers in the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Act 2022 (PSPJOA).
  2. The link to the consultation is as follows: This can also be accessed through the Civil Service Pensions website.
  3. In 2015 all public sector pension schemes were reformed, with new career average schemes introduced. The reformed scheme included an element of transitional protection which meant those members within 10 years of the normal pension age could remain in the legacy schemes and not be moved to the reformed scheme. In 2018 the Court of Appeal ruled that transitional protection was discriminatory based on age. The government conceded and agreed to the removal of this discrimination; the 2015 remedy (McCloud). The overarching legislation to remove the discrimination is the PSPJOA laid in March 2022.
  4. The first phase of the 2015 remedy was to move all active and deferred members into the reformed scheme (alpha) from 1 April 2022, this has been completed. The new proposed legislation will enable the scheme to carry out the retrospective phase of the 2015 remedy. That is to provide all affected members with a choice of pension scheme benefits for the remedy period.
  5. Please can you make your members aware of this consultation, and direct them to the dedicated page on the Civil Service Pension Scheme Website which contains links to the above as well as a list of Frequently asked Questions.


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9 March 2023
Last updated:
24 April 2023