The Department of Finance is consulting on proposals to remedy discrimination in the main unfunded public service pension schemes made under the Public Service Pensions (Northern Ireland) Act 2014. Bespoke solutions are being developed separately for the schemes for the devolved judiciary and local government workers.

The NI Executive, Assembly Committee and departments will be alerted to the consultation as is the usual procedure.

Members of a public service pension scheme on 1 April 2015 who joined on or before 31 March 2012 will be in scope for these proposals. This includes those members who are currently active, deferred or retired.

This consultation will run for 12 weeks and will close at midnight on Wednesday 18 November 2020. Responses can be submitted by email to:

A copy of the consultation is available on the DOF website and can be accessed by clicking the following link:



Public Service Pension Schemes Consultation