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The LGPS in England and Wales changed on the 1 April 2014. It is now a career average scheme for benefits built up from 1 April 2014. For information on the current scheme please visit


The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government or working for other employers participating in the Scheme, and for some councillors. It is often viewed as one of the most valuable financial rewards of the job.

You can look forward to your retirement with the LGPS which gives you:

Secure benefits –
the scheme provides you with a secure future income, independent of share prices and stock market fluctuations.

At a low cost to you –
with tax-efficient savings and lower National Insurance contributions for most people under state  pension age.

And your employer pays in too – 
the scheme is provided by your employer who meets the balance of the cost of providing your benefits in the LGPS.

In Thinking of Joining you can find out about:

Joining the LGPS: who can join, and how to join.

Cost of membership: how much it costs you, and the benefits you could receive in return.

Alternatives to the LGPS

FAQs: answers to frequently asked questions 

To find out more - just choose which category you fall into

For more information on the LGPS

Contact us

Contact your pension fund administrator