LLG Secure Permission for Judicial Review on the Exit Payment Cap

Publish date: 15/01/2021

Our joint application with the Association of Local Authority Chief Executives (ALACE) has been granted by the High Court and will proceed to hearing in the middle of March

Granted permission on all grounds, we argue that the cap came into effect before consultation on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) was completed and that it conflicts with the Public Service Pensions Act 2013, thereby infringing workers' human rights.

Our LLG president Quentin Baker said: 'In a year when local authority key workers have given their all, LLG has fought to preserve pension rights for those suffering redundancy at a late stage in their career, rights which were unjustifiably stripped away by the exit cap regulations. 'he granting of permission to apply for judicial review gives us all a glimmer of hope that common sense and justice may prevail in 2021.'

Honorary secretary of ALACE, Ian Miller, said: 'We are pleased that our claim with Lawyers in Local Government has been granted permission to proceed to a full hearing.

The trade unions GMB and Unite have also applied for a judicial review of the cap and the British Medical Association has secured a hearing.