Discretions policy

Under LGPS regulations, an employer must have a discretions policy. This policy must be kept under review. Where changes are made, members must be given one month’s notice of the change. The regulations also state you should be mindful and consider if exercising a discretion could lead to a serious loss of confidence in the public service.

The full list of employer discretions can be found on the LGPS regulations and guidance website. You'll see that some discretions are mandatory and must be included in your policy. Others are optional, although we recommend you also include them. 

Please be aware some discretions will also need our agreement. Please contact us if you wish to use one of them. How we use our discretions as an administering authority, is included in our governance compliance statement.