FDA & Ors, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor [2012] EWCA Civ 332

Posted In: Case Law
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Civil Service pensions; Index

In June 2010, the government decided, with effect from April 2011, to base the annual inflation up-rating of public sector pensions by reference to the consumer price index (CPI) instead of the historically used retail price index (RPI). One of the drivers behind the decision was the government's requirement that individual departments find ways in which to reduce expenditure in order to reduce the United Kingdom's deficit. Claimants against this decision consisted of individuals, trade unions and other bodies that represented large sections of public sector employees. They sought judicial review of the government's decision to adopt CPI referenced

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This article is correct at 23/03/2012

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