PPN 05/14: Fair Deal for Staff Pensions – Staff Transfers from Central Government

Fair Deal is a non-statutory policy relating to how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services. Under the new policy, transferring employees will have continued access to a public service pension scheme. The new policy also sets out how pensions issues are to be handled when contracts involving staff previously transferred out under the old policy are retendered; in those circumstances there will be a presumption that staff will be returned back to the public service pension scheme they previously had access to.

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PPN 06/14: Short Form Terms and Conditions for Goods and Services

The Crown Commercial Service and the Government Legal Service have developed 'light touch' short form terms and conditions for goods and services (excluding construction works and IT contracts). The terms and conditions will form the basis of contract for all Government Departments, Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies where the likely contract value is below-threshold.

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