Change to UK pension inflation measure
9 July 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The UK Government has announced that it intends to change the measure of inflation used for working out statutory minimum increases to pensions from defined benefit occupational pension schemes. Instead of basing these increases on the Retail Prices Index (RPI), in future it will use the Consumer Prices Index (CPI). The change will apply to revaluation in deferment as well as increases to pensions in payment.