The scheme is available to eligible employees of local government and other participating employers who are under 75 years of age.

10 Benefits of Membership

  • Your employer tops up your pension - something they would be unlikely to do with a personal pension.

  • You get tax relief on all your contributions - even on extra payments you make to top up your benefits.

  • No hidden fees or charges - you simply contribute a percentage of your pay.

  • You get a guaranteed package of benefits which are backed by law.

  • Protection for your loved ones - in the form of pensions for dependents if you die.

  • Life cover of three years pay - from the second you join.

  • No medical required - unlike other forms of life insurance, it’s open to all.

  • All members can take a tax free lump sum as part of their benefits package.

  • Protection -  in case you have to draw your benefits early through ill health.
  • Your pension will go up in line with inflation, protecting you from rising prices.

  • We all have to pay into something! And the LGPS is a great choice to make.


If you would like to join the scheme please complete the relevant form from the Enrolment Documents section.