LGPS: End your Complicity!
In 2017 PSC took the UK Government to Court to challenge their attempts to introduce regulations designed to prevent Local Government Pension Scheme funds from divesting from companies complicit in Israel's violations of international law . After a 3 years battle, we won. In April 2020, the Supreme Court upheld the right of administering authorities of the LGPS to take pension holders' ethical and moral concerns into account when devising an investment strategy.
Israel can only maintain its grave violations of Palestinian human rights because of products, equipment and services it receives from a range of complicit companies. Working with LGPS members and their trade unions we are campaigning to ensure administering authorities ensure adequate screening and due diligence procedures are in place to guarantee that pension holders money is not used to support Israel’s violations of international law.