Skip to main content

Local Government Pension Scheme: Academy Guarantee Extension

Volume 735: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2023

The Department for Education has extended the local government pension scheme academy guarantee to include academy trust outsourced contracts—for example, outsourced catering services.

This extension will help academy trusts by reducing the costs of their outsourced contracts—for example, by lowering set-up costs, simplifying administrative processes and removing the requirement for a bond.

Detailed guidance on the extension has been published on gov.uk:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academies-and-local-government-pension-scheme-liabilities/dfe-local-government-pension-scheme-guarantee-for-academy-trusts-pensions-policy-for-outsourcing-arrangements

[HCWS888]