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Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) terms and conditions

Please read these terms and conditions of use carefully before using this website. Using this website indicates that you accept these terms and conditions of use.

The Local Government Pension Scheme is the national pension scheme for people working in local government or working for other types of employer participating in the Scheme. It is administered locally through regional pension funds, for groups of participating employers. Local Governmant Employers (LGE) provides this website on behalf of pension fund administrators and local government employers.


The information on this website applies to individuals who were contributing to the Local Government Pension Scheme on 1 April 1998 or who have since joined the Scheme, unless the text specifically states otherwise. It is for general use and cannot cover every personal circumstance nor does it cover specific protected rights that apply to a very limited number of Scheme members. In the event of any dispute the appropriate legislation will prevail. The information on this website does not convey any contractual or statutory rights and is provided for information purposes only. Changes to the scheme may be made by the Government (Scottish Ministers in Scotland) in the future after consultation with interested parties

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. No responsibility will be assumed by LGE for any direct or consequential loss, financial or otherwise, damage or inconvenience, or any other obligation or liability incurred by users of the website.

LGE reserves the right to make changes to this site without notice. In no event shall LGE be liable for damages arising out of or related to the information contained within pages on this website.

Information on this website which has been prepared by LGE represents the views of LGE and should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law.

Whilst every attempt is made to keep the content of the pages up to date, it would be helpful if site users could bring to the attention of LGE any perceived errors or omissions. Please email


The site, the layout, design, structure and all its content are the Intellectual Property of Local Government Employers (LGE) and its associated companies and organisations.

The unauthorised reproduction, copying or use of any material on this site is prohibited.

Links to other sites

Links to third party websites on this site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this site. LGE has not reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. LGE does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.

LGE will publish electronic links to websites ONLY if they fit the needs of our users. We reserve the right to reject or remove links to any website if we find the site content inappropriate.

If you wish an existing link to your site be removed from our site, please contact us. If you wish to suggest a site, please contact us.

Privacy policy

Local Government Employers (LGE) is responsible for the processing of any personal information you provide to this site.

The purpose of this statement is to set out the principles governing our use of personal information we may obtain about you. By registering as a user of the services provided by LGE and by using LGE web site generally you agree to this use.

In order that we can monitor and improve the site, we may gather certain information about you when you use it, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system, browser, version, and the website that you visited prior to our site. We may do this by way of a cookie as described below.

A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it.

We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information but cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You must accept and understand the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the internet and subsequently will not hold the EO or its agents and associated companies, responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to their negligence or wilful default.

You have the right to receive information about the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) we maintain on you upon payment of a fee. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect please contact us.

Any products or services listed on this site provided by third party/external companies/organisations for financial gain or otherwise are for information only. The listing of these products/services should not be construed as an endorsement by LGE and LGE does not accept liability for any of these products/services.

If you have any comments or queries in connection with our privacy policy, please email us at

Revision of terms and conditions

LGE may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice by posting changes online. It is the responsibility of users to review all information posted online. These changes will be effective and binding from when they appear on this site.


Your use of this website and any download from it and the operation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, Wales and Scotland.