date: 21 December 2011
embargo: For immediate release
Discussions between the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the Secretary of State for Local Government, the TUC, UNISON, GMB and the Local Government Association (LGA) today (Wednesday) agreed that the proposed way forward for reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme as originally agreed has now been confirmed.
The agreement means that the local government unions and the LGA, with the Department for Communities and Local Government, will commence detailed negotiations on the basis of the Heads of Agreement in the new year.
All those involved welcome the speedy clarification from ministers that has enabled this agreement to be taken forward.
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Issued: 21 December, 2011