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.
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 )
Freedom of Information team
Department of Health and Social Care
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