Four out of five service groups say vote 'yes' in the LGPS ballot

Members covered by Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales are being urged to vote yes to a new LGPS 2014 scheme when they are balloted this month. In all around 660,000 members in five UNISON service groups will be covered by the ballot, including:

  • 580,000 members in local government;
  • 40,000 in police and justice;
  • 19,000 in higher education;
  • 17,000 in community;
  • 6,000 in the water, environment and transport service group.

The local government, police and justice, community and WET service groups are all recommending that members vote 'yes' in the ballot. The higher education service group is recommending that members vote 'no'.