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Pension schemes which restrict benefits for same-sex spouses and civil partners will need to be changed as a recent ruling means they no longer comply with UK law, reports Fudia Smartt

In the milestone judgment of Walker v Innospec Ltd [2017], the Supreme Court held that same-sex civil partners and spouses are entitled to the same pension on the death of their partner or spouse as heterosexual couples. Therefore, para 18 of Sch 9 of the Equality Act 2010 was deemed to be incompatible with the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.