Govt plans Civil Service pension early access age rise

Government reforms

Hope William-Smith
clock • 2 min read

The government has announced plans to reform early access to pensions from the Civil Services Compensation Scheme (CSCS) to track ten years behind state pensions age.

In a supplementary consultation document published yesterday (15 August) the government said it is continuing talks with involved trade unions and that it is vital that early access provisions remain appropriate. "In recent years, the government has taken steps to reform public sector pension schemes and consequently most public sector workers will be expected over time to work longer, most to state pension age, before they take their pension," it stated. "As the state pension age is now 66 (and is proposed to increase to 67 in 2028), this will rebalance the proportion of adult life spen...

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