QEGS is an employer in the Local Government Pension Scheme. The scheme regulations* provide the Governors the option to exercise some discretions; Discretionary Policy documents below. This means that Governors can apply these discretions, giving consideration to each case, on its own merits rather than a blanket approach.
The policies will be reviewed annually and any changes will be published within one month of the change.
*Under Regulation 60 (statements of policy about exercise of discretionary functions) of the LGPS Regulations 2013 and paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 2 of the LGPS Transitional Regulations 2014, employers are required to make and publish policy statements on how they will exercise certain provisions within the LGPS.
In addition there are two further discretions relevant to employers, which relate to members who left before 1April 2014. These are under Regulation 66 of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Administration) Regulations 2008 (in respect of leavers between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2014) and under Regulation 106 of the LGPS Regulation 1997 (in respect of leavers between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2008).