Existing member

n these pages we aim to cover a number of items which you will find useful if you are paying pension contributions from your salary.

Change your personal details

You can update your name and/or address by using our online form

Leaving the LGPS (including opting-out)

There are a number of options available to you if you have left, are leaving or you are opting out the pension scheme.

Contributions rates   

See details of current contribution rates on the LGPS National website

Tax on contributions

Your pension contributions are deducted from your pay before tax is calculated.

Absence from work   

There are a number of different possibilities depending on the reason for absence.

Absences include: sick leave, maternity and paternity leave, unpaid leave and strike days.

Increase or reduce pension contributions        

You can choose to make additional contributions through Additional Pension Contributions (APC's) and Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVC's) or you can reduce the amount you pay with the 50:50 scheme.

Transferring in previous pensions

 You can choose to transfer your previous membership to your new Local Government Pension Scheme

Divorce or dissolution of civil partnerships

To understand what can happen to your pension if you get divorced or have your civil partnership dissolved please visit the LGPS National website


You can choose to retire and draw your pension at any time from age 55 and receive your benefits immediately, although they may be reduced if paid before your Normal Pension Age.

Death in Service

If you die in service as a member of the LGPS a number of benefits are payable