Share
Back to top

Local Government Pension Scheme

With over 5 million members, the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK. It 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.

In UK HE most LGPS members are professional services staff working in post-92 universities and HE colleges, though some pre-92 universities also offer LGPS membership to their professional services staff.

The Scheme is divided into 99 regional funds which are administered locally on behalf of participating employers.

The devolved nations have responsibility for their own LGPS funds and therefore the LGPS is split into three sections:

LGPS (England and Wales)

If you are a scheme member in England or Wales you can find more detail about the scheme on the LGPS website. The website is managed by Local Government Association (LGA) on behalf of the local pension fund administrators and participating employers.

If you are a scheme member and would like details of your pension in the LGPS please contact your HR department or pensions contact or your local LGPS fund. Contact details for the funds in England and Wales can be found here.

Further information on the scheme regulations and administration can be found here.

There is also a website providing information and updates on the work of the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board (England and Wales). 

LGPS (Scotland)

Further information for members of the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme can be found here.

If you are a scheme member and would like details of your pension in the LGPS (Scotland) please contact your HR department or pension contact or your local LGPS fund. Contact details for the funds in Scotland can be found here.

Further information on the scheme regulations, administration and policy can be found here and from the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA).

The SPPA also provides information and updates from the LGPS Scheme Advisory Board (Scotland). The SAB (Scotland) also has its own website

LGPS (Northern Ireland)

If you are a member of the LGPS (Northern Ireland) general information about the scheme can be found here.

The Northern Ireland Local Government Officers’ Superannuation Committee (NILGOSC) is the sole administrator for the LGPS in Northern Ireland i.e. there is only one LGPS fund in Northern Ireland. Their website provides information for members and employers on scheme benefits, regulations, administration and policy.

If you are a scheme member and would like details of your pension in the LGPS (Northern Ireland) please contact your HR department or pensions contact, or NILGOSC.

Contact details for NILGOSC can be found here.