HM Treasury

Taxation, work and welfare

Independent Public Service Pensions Commission

Final report

The Chancellor invited John Hutton to chair the independent Public Service Pensions Commission. The Commission undertook a fundamental structural review of public service pension provision.

Lord Hutton of Furness has published his final report on public service pension provision on 10 March in which he set out his recommendations to the Government on pension arrangements that are sustainable and affordable in the long term, fair to both the public service workforce and the taxpayer and consistent with the fiscal challenges ahead, while protecting accrued rights.

At Budget 2011, the Government accepted Lord Hutton's recommendations as a basis for consultation with public sector workers, unions and others and recognised that the position of the uniformed services will require particularly careful consideration. The Government will set out proposals in the autumn. Access the Budget 2011 content.

The Commission has now completed its work and all further enquiries should be directed to HM Treasury’s enquiry unit.

Interim report


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