New Fair Deal guidance published

New Fair Deal guidance has been published for England and Wales which applies where a public service is outsourced to a private/independent provider. This applies to all service groups with the exception of water, energy, and environment.

Under this guidance, staff whose employment is compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers of public services under TUPE, will generally have a right to continued access to relevant public service pension arrangements, rather than a broadly comparable scheme as was previously the case.

The new guidance also confirms that where contracts involving staff covered by the existing Fair Deal policy are retendered there will be a presumption that staff should be offered access to the appropriate public service pension scheme.

The guidance can be found at