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Employee pensions

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

All our employees are eligible to join the The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a statutory, funded pension scheme. As such it is very secure because its benefits are defined and set out in law.

Highlights of the benefits provided by the LGPS are:

  • A tax-free lump sum when you retire
  • A pension based on your contributions
  • The ability to increase your pension by paying extra contributions
  • Voluntary retirement from age 60
  • Retirement from age 55 with your employer’s consent
  • An ill health pension from any age
  • Redundancy cover from age 55
  • A death in service lump sum
  • A widow’s, widower’s or civil partner’s pension
  • Children’s pensions
  • The index-linking of benefits to ensure that they keep pace with inflation

Tax relief

In addition, as a member of the LGPS, your contributions will be eligible for tax relief at the time they are deducted from your pay.

Visit our pension funds website