Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

My request relates to the NHS Pension Scheme and the guidance used to forfeit pensions as a consequence of criminal activity. A recent case ('R (on the application of the BMA) v. SoS for Health and Social Care', 2020) states that:

"2. Prior to the relevant amendments, the Defendant ("the Secretary of State") had the power to forfeit a pension after a member or beneficiary of the pension scheme had been convicted of a prescribed criminal offence which was committed before the benefit became payable..."

Please provide all current guidance relating to decisions to forfeit convicts' pensions.

Yours faithfully,

J Roberts

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Dear Mr/Ms Roberts,

Please find attached the Department of Health and Social Care's response
to your recent FOI request (our ref: FOI-1201135  ) 

Yours sincerely,

 Jane Spencer 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care

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