Who runs the Schemes?
The Scheme Manager is the Lord Chancellor, so the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is responsible for managing and administering the Scheme on his behalf.
The Judicial Pension Board (JPB) is responsible for helping the Scheme Manager:
- To run the Scheme in line with its Scheme Rules.
- To ensure the Scheme is compliant with legislation and any requirements imposed by the Pensions Regulator.
The JPB consists of an independent chair appointed by the Lord Chancellor following consultation with the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Lord President in Scotland and the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. In addition, there are three independent board members, four Employer representatives and four Member representatives.
Employer and Member Representatives are appointed by the Independent Chair, with the approval of the Lord Chancellor and the Heads of Jurisdiction for the judiciary.
Independent JPB members are selected through the public appointment process. You can find details of the current JPB members in the FAQ section.
Help and guidance
You can get general independent pensions guidance from the Pensions Advisory Service
If you are thinking of leaving the Scheme for any reason, you should talk to an FCA regulated financial adviser before taking any action. You can find a local registered adviser at the Money Advice Service or Unbiased