With 3.5 million members, the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) 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. The New LGPS is a final salary scheme, which means that benefits are normally based on a member’s final year's pay and the number of years they have been a member of the Scheme.
In UK HE most individual scheme members are non academic staff working in post-92 universities and HE colleges, though some pre-92 universities also have members of the local schemes.
For more details on the LGPS visit the website
The website is managed by Local Government Employers (LGE) on behalf of the local pension fund administrators and local government employers.
The Government has proposed that changes need to take place to all of the public service schemes. As yet (August 2011), no firm proposals have been made for the LGPS. More information will follow as soon as it is available. Details on the Government consultation on other public service schemes can be found on the Government Consultations section of the EPF website.