Review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes
By Kunjan Sembhi and Heather Chandler
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
The review compared provision of pension benefits between different categories covering: same-sex survivor benefits (incorporating both those in civil partnerships and marriages) compared with opposite-sex survivor benefits provided to widows; same-sex survivor benefits compared with opposite-sex survivor benefits provided to widowers; and opposite-sex survivor benefits as provided to widows compared with opposite-sex survivor benefits as provided to widowers.
Published in June 2014, the review confirms that there will be a significant cost to the public sector of removing differences between the categories assessed…
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