Flexible retirement options - quick guides for employers and employees

NHS Working longer review

08 / 10 / 2014 Midnight

The NHS Pension Scheme offers a range of flexibilities to allow members to approach their retirement in a way that works for them and their employer. The Working Longer Group has produced factsheets for employers and employees on flexible retirement options, and how these can be used to support staff to work longer. These factsheets are designed to instigate and aid discussions between employers and employees regarding flexible retirement in order to reach mutually beneficial arrangements.

The employers factsheet walks through the range of retirement flexibilities available to staff in the NHS Pension Scheme (1995 and 2008 sections and the new 2015 scheme), what the advantages are to using these in your workforce and how you can apply these in your organisation.

The employees factsheet provides information about the range of retirement flexibilities within the NHS Pension Scheme and how these may support and enable staff to work to a later, raised, retirement age. 

Download the employer factsheet.

Download the employee factsheet.

Further information on flexible retirement and case studies on organisations that have used these flexibilities to retain staff can be found in the pensions section of the website.

The Working Longer Group have also produced factsheets for employers and employees on ‘the implications of a raised retirement age’. Further information about the work of the group is available on our webpages

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