To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Baroness Crawley on 3 February (WS 9–10), what are the proposed arrangements for civil servants made compulsorily redundant when (a) aged under 50, and (b) aged over 50, in terms of any enhancement of pension and lump sum and the first date of payment of pension. [HL3066]
The service-related lump sum redundancy payments under the new arrangements described in my Statement are payable irrespective of whether civil servants are under or over the age of 50 when they are made compulsorily redundant. There is no enhancement to pension (and associated lump sum), which is preserved for payment at normal pension age. Where civil servants wish to draw pension before pension age, it is subject to actuarial adjustment; civil servants within five years of pension age who choose to use their redundancy payment to buy-out the actuarial reduction will be able to receive an unreduced pension.