Pension Rights for Civil Partners

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2009 National LGBT Conference
31 July 2009

Conference notes that the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is discriminatory in that the widow’s pension entitlement is potentially greater than that for the widowers and civil partners. We therefore call for the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Committee to investigate the current situation with respect to LGPS and other pension schemes, reporting back at the National LGBT Conference 2010 with proposals for a campaign for equal pension rights for both married and civil partnered couples.