Independent Public Service Pensions Commission (IPSPC)
Public service pensions are the subject of a UK Government review, taken forward by the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission (IPSPC), chaired by John Hutton. Pensions policy is a reserved issue. Scottish Ministers have limited devolved responsibilities for some public service pension schemes and have already moved to ensure those schemes are affordable, sustainable and fairer. The Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth has written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury; recognising the need for further consideration of public service costs; asking for a thorough process of engagement with Scottish stakeholders in the pensions review; and offering to meet the Commission's chairman, John Hutton.