MPs consider Lords amendments to the Superannuation Bill

15 December 2010

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, Francis Maude, moved that the Commons agree to the Lords amendments to the Superannuation Bill on Tuesday 14 December. The House of Commons considered and agreed to the 7 amendments made by the House of Lords and the Bill is now awaiting Royal Assent.

Summary of the Bill

Clause 1 of the Bill caps compensation payable under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme at a maximum of 12 months’ pay for compulsory redundancy and 15 months’ for voluntary exits.

Clause 2 provides for clause 1 to expire after 12 months, unless repealed, extended or revived using order-making powers.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government has invited the civil service unions to negotiate a "sustainable and practical long term successor scheme".

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