Local Government: Pensions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received from the Local Government Association on the retirement age for the Local Government Pension Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

The Local Government Association recently expressed its support to see an increase in the scheme's retirement age from 65, as part of a response made by the Local Government Employers to a statutory consultation exercise on proposals to introduce cost-share arrangements in the Local Government Pension Scheme later this year.

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