Teachers: Pensions

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 122066 on Teachers: Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the policy not to retrospectively apply the amendment to those who (a) have retired and (b) left the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, before the regulations were changed.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January to Question 122066 on Teachers: Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the cost of applying retrospectively the amendment to people that have (a) retired, and (b) left the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, before the regulations were changed.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

No specific assessment has been made of the number of people who could have benefitted had amendments to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme been introduced in 2007, to provide that pensions for surviving spouses or civil partners would be paid for life, been implemented with retrospective effect. Similarly, the costs associated with that have not been assessed.

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