My ex has a really good pension (she has worked for the police force for 20 years in an administrative role) whereas I have been self employed as a plumber and haven''t got a separete pension as always thought we would retire together !
Now it seems I will have nothing whilst she has been building a nice nest egg.
With the public sector the specified percentage share is converted into pension benefits for you. It won''t be an exact transfer in that for every £1 of pension your wife gives up you will probably get something either less or more than £1.
The important thing is that it results in you having pension benefits in a secure pension arrangement which are in your own name and totally separate from your spouse''s.