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.