Sheffield v Kier Group plc and others

Pensions ombudsman – Jurisdiction. The appellant had complained to the pensions ombudsman on the issue of interest payable on late payments of pension benefits, pursuant to reg 94 of the Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations 1997 (the 1997 regulations). The pensions ombudsman had misdirected himself that he had had jurisdiction to determine the due date, under reg 94 of the 1997 regulations, for the first payment to the appellant from a pension scheme, and also when the appellant had retired from that scheme. Accordingly, the Chancery Division held, among other things, that the appellant's appeal on the ground that the ombudsman had erred in law, succeeded.

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