NHS pension scheme: proposed changes to scheme regulations 2019
The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals to change NHS pension scheme regulations.
Proposed changes include:
- introducing a new contribution rate of 20.6% for employers from 1 April 2019
- renewing current member contribution rates so that the same rates continue to apply beyond 31 March 2019
- providing civil partners and same sex spouses with the same survivor pension rights as widows
- extending the current forfeiture of pension benefits rules
The consultation document on GOV.UK describes these changes and gives details on how to submit a response.
Regulations that put the pension scheme changes in place are subject to final agreement by health ministers and HM Treasury.