The Employees' guides have been updated in line with the new LGPS in England and Wales from 1 April 2014. The content of these guides is based on LGA's understanding of the current position with regard to the provisions of the LGPS for employees in England and Wales from 1 April 2014.

A promotional leaflet detailing some of the main benefits of participating in the Scheme is also now available on this page.

Text that requires amending or is for guidance on the use of the documents is shown in red. This is so administering authorities can add localised information/contact details.

The main sections of the employee guides relate to the position from 1 April 2014, with cross references where appropriate to the section "If you joined the LGPS before 1 April 2014".

For earlier versions of the below guides, please contact the LGA pensions team.

This page is broken into three sections:

Employees' Guides

Full Guide to the LGPS

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 2.0 [clean]

Version 2.0 [with tracked changes]

11th July 2016 Early retirement factors updated
Version 1.9 [clean]

Version 1.9 [with tracked changes]

8th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.

 

Brief Guide to the LGPS

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.5 [clean]

Version 1.5 [with tracked changes]

8th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.4 [clean]

Version 1.4 [with tracked changes]

27th April 2015 See tracked changes document for further information.

 

Promotional Leaflet

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

6th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

2nd April 2015 See tracked changes document for further information.

Other documents

Freedom and Choice

Freedom and Choice - Q&A for LGPS members on transfers to defined contribution schemes

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.3 [clean]

Version 1.3 [with tracked changes]

19th October 2016 See tracked changes version for details
Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

8th February 2016 Minor changes - see tracked changes version for details

 

New State Pension

New State Pension - Q&A for LGPS members on the state pension reforms effective from April 2016

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

15th March 2016 Minor changes - see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

1st February 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Topping up the State Pension

Topping up the State Pension - a leaflet for for LGPS members on the options for increasing the State Pension

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.0 [clean]

13th February 2017 N/A - original document.

Annual Allowance

Annual Allowance - Factsheet for LGPS members on the annual allowance

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

6th September 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

21st June 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes.

Version 1.0

8th March 2016 N/A - original version

Lifetime Allowance

Lifetime Allowance - Factsheet for LGPS members on the lifetime allowance

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

6th September 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes

Version 1.1 [clean]

Version 1.1 [with tracked changes]

21st June 2016 Please see within document for tracked changes

Version 1.0

8th March 2016 N/A - original version

Investment Reform

Investment Reform - Q&A for LGPS members on investment reform

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.0

22nd July 2016 N/A original version

 

Councillor Guides

Full Guide for Councillors in England & Wales

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.5 [clean]

Version 1.5 [with tracked changes]

17th February 2017 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.4 [clean]

Version 1.4 [with tracked changes]

5th September 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.3 [clean]

Version 1.3 [with tracked changes]

6th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.

Introductory leaflet for Councillors in Wales

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.3 [clean]

Version 1.3 [with tracked changes]

6th April 2016 See tracked changes document for further information.
Version 1.2 [clean]

Version 1.2 [with tracked changes]

18th May 2015 See tracked changes document for further information.

Update on Councillors' pensions in England [position from 1st April 2014]

Version

Date of version

Amendments

Version 1.5 [clean] 9th March 2017 Changes to hyperlinks within the document only.
Version 1.4 [clean] 5th September 2016 Changes to hyperlinks within the document only.
Version 1.3 [clean] 6th April 2016 Changes to hyperlinks within the document only.