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Pensions support for the Public Sector

Many of our clients, including charities and education establishments, participate in public sector pension schemes.  The Wrigleys pensions team has extensive experience advising across a range of schemes including:

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme (LGPS)
  • Teachers’ Pensions Scheme (TPS)
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme, and
  • Firefighters and Police Pension Schemes.

In relation to the LGPS, we advise administering authorities, scheme employers (including third-sector bodies) and admitted bodies in connection with a number of different issues unique to the public sector including:

  • shared service arrangements (further information on shared services is available here)
  • outsourcing arrangements
  • employer discretions
  • funding risks including exit debts and credits, and
  • New Fair Deal and Best Value Direction queries.

With regards to the TPS, we support educational institutions with queries concerning:

  • contribution rates, pensionable pay and member participation rights
  • ill-health and early retirement, and
  • the use of subsidiary companies to manage pensions liability.

We also advise employers participating in broadly comparable schemes under the ‘old’ Fair Deal guidance and other quasi-public sector schemes including the Social Housing Pension Scheme.

We work closely with colleagues in our Charities and Social Economy team to provide a seamless service to clients.


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27 Jun 2022

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14 Jun 2022

Senior pensions lawyer, Helen Woodford, joins Wrigleys

Helen Woodford has joined the Pensions team on a permanent basis, following her recent involvement with the firm in a consultancy role.

08 Jun 2022

Private client consultant solicitor, Antonia Moore, joins Wrigleys’ Leeds office

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Moore to our Leeds office.