Bradbury v British Broadcasting Corporation [2017]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWCA Civ 1144
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pensions, Pay
Issues covered: Pensions; Pension Fund Deficits; Imposition of Pay Cap

This appeal concerns the decision by the BBC to cap at 1% the part of a pay rise that would be used to calculate pensionable pay ("the Cap") in the final salary sections of the BBC Pension Scheme ("the Scheme") in circumstances where the BBC was faced with a multi-billion pound deficit in the Scheme. Mr Bradbury is a member of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

We will not go into great detail here. Suffice to say, it will be of interest to any readers whose pension fund is in deficit or representatives working in the area of pensions. The manner in which the BBC consulted and made offers was at the heart of this decision that the BBC was not in breach of contract when attempting to plug the

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This article is correct at 02/08/2017

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