England and Wales
The LGPS has changed.  For information about the LGPS in England & Wales please refer to the new member website www.lgpsmember.org . The new member website contains up to date information about the new career average scheme in place from 1 April 2014 and the final salary scheme in place for benefits built up until 31 March 2014.


The LGPS has changed.  It is now a career average scheme for benefits built up from 1 April 2015.  For information about the current scheme please visit www.scotlgps2015.org



With 4.6 million members, the Local Government Pension Scheme is one of the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK.

The LGPS is a nationwide scheme and 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.

The Scheme is administered locally for participating employers through 99 regional pension funds. Local Government Employers (LGE) provides this website on behalf of pension fund administrators and local government employers.

The information on this website is for general use and cannot cover every personal circumstance. 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.


  • Reform of the LGPS - the New LGPS 2014 project

    Information from the Local Government Association, GMB, UNISON and Unite on the progress of the project working toward the introduction of a new LGPS in England and Wales from 2014.

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  • News and updates on the LGPS

    News and updates to the scheme including an overview of the main changes to the LGPS in England and Wales from April 2008 and to the LGPS in Scotland from April 2009