Public and Commercial Services Union, Regina (on The Application of) v Minister for The Civil Service: Admn 10 May 2010

The Union challenged by way of judicial review proposed changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, saying that it removed accrued rights.
Held: The benefits under the scheme were fully legal entitlements and were protected. They were an established and declared administrative practice. An amendment could only be made with the consent of the Union, and therefore the amendments were declared invalid. The subjective policy intent of the Secretary of State or of those in his or her department is irrelevant to the question of interpretation before the court.
Sales J
[2010] EWHC 1027 (Admin), [2010] WLR (D) 117, [2010] ACD 73, [2010] ICR 1198, [2010] Pens LR 211
Bailii, Times, WLRD
Superannuation Act 1972 2(3)
England and Wales
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See AlsoPublic and Commercial Services Union and Others v The Minister for The Civil Service Admn 10-Aug-2011
Application for judicial review of a decision by the Defendant whereby he introduced a scheme under section 1 of the 1972 Act amending the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (‘CSCS’), and thereby reducing the benefits paid to scheme members on . .

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Updated: 24 February 2021; Ref: scu.412277