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HM Treasury published revised ‘Fair Deal for staff pensions’ guidance, commonly referred to as new Fair Deal, in October 2013. The guidance sets out how pensions are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector. In addition, the guidance extends to retenders of contracts involving compulsory transfers of staff who were previously transferred out of the public sector under the old Fair Deal.

The full guidance can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fair-deal-guidance

The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) have published related guidance and this, along with their contact details, can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/staff-transfers-public-service-pension-schemes

If you have any questions about compulsory transfers and the NHS Pension Scheme we can be contacted at the following:

nhsbsa.schemeaccess@nhs.net