Union Challenge forces Government to back down on Exit Cap

The unions had launched a legal challenge to the Governments introduction of an Exit Payment Cap. The Judicial Review was due to be heard in March.

The Exit Cap could have taken £thousands off any staff 55+ who were made redundant, adversely affecting the pension they were due to receive under the Local Government Pension Scheme. This impact could have been felt by workers earning just £25,000 per annum.

This Government u-turn is a clear victory for the trade unions and the workers we represent.

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