Supreme Court rules on pensions for same-sex spouses and civil partners

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On 12 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in the long-running case of Walker vs Innospec that an exemption in UK law that allowed occupational pension schemes to maintain historical discrimination between survivors’ benefits for same-sex and opposite-sex couples was incompatible with EU law. The judgment will have significant implications for those pension schemes that had been relying on this exemption.

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