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Cabinet Office Reform the Civil Service Compensation Scheme

CABINET OFFICE REFORM THE CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR THE HOME CIVIL SERVICE

The Home Civil Service (HCS) issued a letter to all HCS staff on Tuesday 2 February 2010 announcing that it has finalised terms to reform the Civil Service Compensation Scheme. The Compensation Scheme provides compensation for Civil Servants who retire early, either on a voluntary or compulsory basis.

While the termsrelate to the Home Civil Service, in the Northern Ireland Civil Service the Principal Civil Service Pensions Scheme (Northern Ireland) and the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (Northern Ireland) operate on the basis of parity with the HCS Schemes. Therefore the practice has been to introduce the same pension and compensation provisions for the NICS as applied to the HCS, subject to Ministerial approval.

The Employees Pension Notice from Civil Service Pensions regarding the CABINET OFFICE REFORM OF THE CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR THE HOME CIVIL SERVICE is attached below. The Notice will also be available on the HRConnect portal under “What’s New” and on the Northern Ireland Civil Service Pensions website at www.civilservicepensions-ni.gov.uk.

Employees Pension Notice - Cabinet Office Reform (PDF 95.0KB)

Full details of the HCS proposed changes can be found on the HCS website at: www.civilservice.gov.uk/my-civil-service/pensions/index.aspx.

A link to the HCS website can also be found on the Northern Ireland Civil Service Pensions website at www.civilservicepensions-ni.gov.uk.