Pension disputes in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) need to be dealt with through the Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure.

Employers and Administering Authorities both have a role to play but getting the process and decision right can be a minefield. 

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An employee challenges your decision not to award discretionary LGPS pension benefits. How should you respond? 

You end an employee’s contract on grounds of ill health and they challenge your decision not to award LGPS ill health retirement benefits. Where should that challenge go?

An employee claims early retirement LGPS pension benefits alleging a business efficiency dismissal. You refuse this and the employee complains. What should you do next?  

Trading companies – fit for purpose?
Trading companies – fit for purpose?

Many local authorities have assessed that a trading subsidiary or trading structure could be beneficial as part of generating income or the service delivery matrix.

Contract management pitfalls – payment
Contract management pitfalls – payment

In the second part of our series on contract management pitfalls, we look at the risks and opportunities presented by payment mechanisms in construction contracts.