In addition, existing employees who become eligible after 1 October 2012 will also automatically join the scheme.

Organisations whose new employees are eligible for LGPS membership (i.e. the admission agreement does not just cover specific transferring employees) will need to check their admission agreements to see whether new employees are automatically designated under the applicable agreement to see if they are affected by these changes.  If they are designated under an admission agreement, new employees will need to automatically join the LGPS from the start of their employment.  Where a provider offers new employees a choice of scheme membership, including LGPS membership, they will need to seek amendments to their admission agreement.

For more information

For further information or advice on ways of dealing with this development please contact Matthew Wort on 0121 214 3501, matthew.wort@anthonycollins.com or Douglas Mullen on 0121 212 7432, douglas.mullen@anthonycollins.com.

Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.